Immigration

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.

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.

Austin Interfaith

Community Organizing in Texas, Community Organizing in Houston, Texas IAF, Immigration, Unaccompanied Children, Elizabeth Valdez

TMO, Houston Clergy Call for Protection of Unaccompanied Children from Central America

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Houston Chronicle

At a press conference organized by The Metropolitan Organization of Houston (TMO), religious leaders from Lutheran, Catholic, Episcopal, Methodist, Presbyterian, COGIC and Baptist denominations called on

TMO

Austin Interfaith, Secure Communities, Sheriff Hamilton, Resolution 99, Immigration, CIR

Austin Interfaith & Allies Win Vote Against 'Secure Communities'

Friday, June 27, 2014
The Horn & Telemundo

Austin Interfaith and immigration rights allies celebrated a unanimous vote by Austin City Council condemning Travis County's cooperation with Secure Communities and ordering the City Manager to explore alternatives to booking with the County jail.

Austin Interfaith

Community Organizing in Dallas, Community Organizing in Texas, Immigration, Wage Theft, Welcoming the Stranger

500 Dallas Area Interfaith Leaders Launch Immigration Campaign

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Dallas Morning News & FOX News

Pouring into Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, DAI leaders gathered to hear stories of family separation, wage theft, lack of water breaks and undignified apartment conditions.

Dallas Area Interfaith

Community Organizing in Nevada, Nevada IAF, Immigration, ICE detentions, Congressional Hearing, Robert Hoo

Nevada Leaders Big Players in Immigration Congressional Hearing

Monday, March 24, 2014
Las Vegas Review Journal &Las Vegas Sun

Representing Nevadans for the Common Good, a coalition of local faith-based groups, [Bishop Joseph] Pepe questioned whether some people are being detained simply to meet the daily bed quota for immigrants in detention.  “Immigration procedures and laws are applied unevenly and often are not filling prosecutorial priorities,” he said.

Nevadans for the Common Good

Immigration, county resolution, PCIC, Pima County Board of Supervisors, Kevin Courtney

PCIC Gets 5-0 Vote Making Pima County "Immigrant Welcoming"

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Arizona Daily Star & Tucson News Now

After winning a similar resolution in Tucson last year, leaders of the Pima County Interfaith Council leveraged a unanimous vote to make the county in Arizona "immigrant welcoming."  

Arizona Institute For Public Life

Community Organizing in California, Immigration, Public Safety, Interfaith, Social Justice

Straight Talk from Immigrants at COPA Meeting with Sheriff

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Santa Cruz Sentinel

Santa Cruz County Sheriff Phil Wowak took steps toward building trust with the local immigrant community by hosting a town hall meeting Monday to discuss fears around deportation.  Communities Organized for Relational Power in Action, a Watsonville-based community advocacy group, organized the event to address unreported crime in immigrant communities.

COPA

Immigration, Public Safety

Senate Sends Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Bill to Gov’s Desk

Thursday, May 30, 2013
CT News Junkie

bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to apply for a driver’s license received final passage Wednesday night as a group of advocates watched

CONECT

Community Organizing in Texas, Immigration, Social Justice

Houston Clergy Fight for Immigration Reform

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Jewish Herald Voice

Calling for humane immigration reform grounded in civil and human rights, some 40 Houston-area clergy came to the bimah at Congregation Beth Israel on April 23 to urge support for a bipartisan Senate immigration bill. In a press conference organized by The Metropolitan Organization, the religious leaders applauded the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S.

TMO

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