The purpose of the vigil will be to gather a diverse group of faith- based organizations and communities together to re-discover and re- affirm the power and importance of interfaith work around immigration in Chicago, and to recommit ourselves to keep working together in light of new challenges with a new Congress.
The one hour program will include brief faith reflections on immigration from leaders in numerous diverse faith communities throughout Chicago, stories from leaders in Chicago's immigrant
El Acta de Desarrollo, Alivio y Educación para Menores Extranjeros (DREAM, por sus siglas en inglés) abre una oportunidad para propiciar el diáogo entre los grupos que luchan por los derechos de los inmigrantes, para que las esperanzas y aspiraciones de los jóvenes y de los estudiantes indocumentados no queden limitadas solamente a prestar su servicio en las fuerzas armadas.
Approximately 2 million children who were born outside the U.S. have been raised in this country, share our language and values, and know no other home. Over 140 such students graduate from RI schools each year. Yet upon graduation from high school they find the door to their future slammed shut. Papers documents their stuggles. Some of these students will share their personal stories after the screening.
Joceyln (bottom row, middle), her father, and five siblings in front of their home in New Jersey.
At the Immigrant Rights Program (IRP) in Newark, N.J., our goal is to achieve policies that respect the rights and dignity of all immigrants, including a fair and humane national immigration policy.
The Immigrant Rights Program’s successful integration of legal services, advocacy and organizing has made a dramatic difference in the lives of immigrants in New Jersey and beyond by ensuring that immigrant voices are heard in policy debates, by assisting immigrants with challenging immigration cases, and by changing the narrative about immigration issues to influence policy.
The issues on the agenda are criminal justice (specifically juvenile justice), mental illness and substance abuse in Iowa, workforce development, and immigration. More AMOS specific information on each of these topics can be found on the AMOS website, www.amosiowa.org. Click on the AMOS Issues Assembly under the Upcoming Events section on the home page and it will take you to links to fact sheets on all four agenda issues.
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