Immigrant groups and allies celebrated the action of the new RI Governor Chafee's rescinding of the former Governor's Executive Order on Immigration. The groups had met many times with Gov. Chafee to help him understand the devastating impact of that order on the community. At the signing ceremony Governor Chafee commented that "anyone who works hard and abides by our laws is welcome here".
This article appeared in the Providence Journal on Thursday January 6th.
In November The Fresno Bee ran a series on immigration that seemed to reinforce anti-immigrant sentiments. Myrna Martinez Nateras wrote this piece in Spanish and translated it into English with the hope that they would publish it, but they did not. Thanks to the existence of “ethnic media” the op-ed has now been published in several ethnic media outlets.
Immigration is an important issue for the United States. Christians who enter into this debate are called to look at the issue through the lens of faith. This interactive DVD curriculum provides an opportunity to reflect on faith responses to immigration while offering a better understanding of the complexity of the issue.
The American Friends Service Committee is disturbed with the Administration’s announced resumption of arrests and deportations to Haiti of Haitian nationals with prior criminal convictions. We ask that this policy be immediately suspended and that available alternatives such as parole or community supervision be enacted instead.
The American Friends Service Committee is disappointed that the United States Senate did not improve and pass the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM Act). But AFSC is committed to advocating for overhaul of the existing immigration system to guarantee dignity and respect for all immigrant families.
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