Immigration

SB4, Immigration, Farmers Branch, Carrollton, Dallas Police Dept.

DAI Negotiates Police Acceptance of Parish ID for No. Texas Immigrants

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Dallas Morning News & More

For the first time in North Texas, immigrants without state ID will be allowed to use parish identification cards to identify themselves with Farmers Branch, Carrollton and Dallas Police Department officers.   Dallas Area Interfaith leaders negotiated this ground breaking police department policy change in the aftermath of t Read more about DAI Negotiates Police Acceptance of Parish ID for No. Texas Immigrants

Dallas Area Interfaith

Deportation, Immigration, South Jung Courville, Norwalk, Connecticut IAF

300 CONECT Leaders Back South Korean Immigrant Facing Deportation

Monday, August 7, 2017
The Hour

More than 300 St. Jerome and CONECT leaders turned out on August 7th for a Prayer Vigil in support of Jung Courville and her family after her recent order of deportation. Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling and Senator Richard Blumenthal also attended. Attendees signed 426 letters of support. Read more about 300 CONECT Leaders Back South Korean Immigrant Facing Deportation

CONECT

California IAF, Immigration, Housing, Sheriff McDonnell, Mayor Eric Garcetti

One LA, with Mayor, Sheriff, Takes on Housing & Immigration

Friday, July 21, 2017
Angelus

500 One LA delegates from 28 member institutions assembled to hold themselves, and elected officials, accountable on a Sunday afternoon in July.  Delegates ratified a new strategy team, updated the bylaws, and pledged increased dues. Read more about One LA, with Mayor, Sheriff, Takes on Housing & Immigration

One LA IAF

Texas IAF, Senate Bill 4, Immigration, Sanctuary Cities, Dallas PD

700 DAI Leaders Clarify Impact of SB4 with Dallas Police

Monday, July 17, 2017
Dallas Morning News & A Dia Dallas

Before a packed audience of 700 leaders of Dallas Area Interfaith, and on the one-year anniversary of the shooting that took the lives of five police officers, Dallas Area Interfaith continued the public conversation about community relationships with the police in the context of SB4. Read more about 700 DAI Leaders Clarify Impact of SB4 with Dallas Police

Dallas Area Interfaith

Texas IAF, Bexar County, Immigration, Neighborhood Safety, SB4

COPS/Metro, with Bexar Sheriff & Judge, Rallies Vs. Anti-Immigrant Bill

Saturday, May 6, 2017
San Antonio Express-News

On Friday, COPS/Metro leaders stood with Bexar County and San Antonio elected leaders calling on Governor Abbott to not sign SB 4 (“sanctuary cities” bill) into law.  Speakers against the bill included Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus, County Judge Nelson Wolff and state Sen. Jose Menendez. Read more about COPS/Metro, with Bexar Sheriff & Judge, Rallies Vs. Anti-Immigrant Bill

Cops/ Metro Alliance

Immigration, Know Your Rights, California IAF, Los Angeles

One LA Leaders Educate 1,000 & Launch Immigration Strategy

Friday, March 17, 2017
One LA

In the first three month of the year, One LA leaders engaged over 1,000 LA County residents through fifteen ‘Know Your Rights’ civic academies hosted by member institutions. Read more about One LA Leaders Educate 1,000 & Launch Immigration Strategy

One LA IAF

Solidarity, Immigration, Refugees, Fr. James Manship

‘Solidarity Gathering’ In New Haven To Stand Up For Muslims, Immigrants

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
WSHU (NPR)

“We recognize that we cannot be all that we are called to be if someone is bullied, mocked, intimidated, oppressed, diminished in any way, because of unjust policies or laws, those excluded because of race, religion.” Read more about ‘Solidarity Gathering’ In New Haven To Stand Up For Muslims, Immigrants

CONECT

Immigration, Refugees, Trump Ban, Airports

Most Religious Groups Come Out Against Trump Refugee Order

Sunday, January 29, 2017
Associated Press

Rabbi Joel Mosbacher had just finished the morning's Shabbat service when he got an urgent message: Rabbis were needed at New York's Kennedy Airport. People were being detained under President Donald Trump's sharp travel restrictions on refugees. Would he come pray? Read more about Most Religious Groups Come Out Against Trump Refugee Order

Metro IAF

Syrian refugees, Immigration, cities in decline, Detroit

Let Refugees Revive American Cities: Admit 250K In This Decade

Thursday, September 17, 2015
NY Daily News

The White House announcement that the United States should prepare to take in just 10,000 Syrian migrants in the next year is an embarrassingly tepid response to the largest movement of refugees since the end of World War II.

We should do much more — not only increasing the numbers of refugees we accept, but aggressively settling them in American cities, where they can help spark broad economic revivals. Read more about Let Refugees Revive American Cities: Admit 250K In This Decade

Metro IAF

Child Poverty, Mayoral Race, Immigration, Affordability, Secure Communities

Austin Interfaith Challenges Mayoral Candidates to Address Child Poverty

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Austin Monitor & Austin Chronicle

Decrying a municipal child poverty rate of 30% that overshadows even Texas' overall poverty rate, 300 Austin Interfaith leaders confronted candidates with the challenge of investing more in early education and supports for families, in addition to affordability in the City.  More below. Read more about Austin Interfaith Challenges Mayoral Candidates to Address Child Poverty

Austin Interfaith

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