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Welcome Dayton to be championed at White House event

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 1:00pm

Migwe Kimemia, AFSC Economic Justice Program Director in Dayton, Ohio says that Tom Walhrab will be one of ten individuals honored by the White House on September 19. "Tom  was the former Executive Director of the Dayton Human Relations Council  that spearheaded the Welcome Dayton Initiative," Migwe says.

The press release from the White House follows:

White House Recognizes Welcoming America Champions of Change

Fast for Immigrant Justice Interfaith Reflection Journal

Fasting for justice can be a powerful and emotional experience. It is the hope that each individual who participates in a fast for justice will be transformed and challenged through that fasting, as well as through reflection and prayer.

It is also the hope that some fasts for justice will have an external impact as well, possibly influencing those in power to stand up against injustice and to support policies that affirm the human and civil rights of immigrants and all people.

5 things your congregation can do to support immigrant justice

Immigration is about more than the cerebral aspects of policy, laws, and trade; immigration includes relationships, communities, and questions of morality and dignity. To fully delve into and enable a deep listening for truth, one has to get out of the classroom and committee meeting and into the world.

Newark, New Jersey police refuse to honor ICE detainers

Civil rights and faith leaders applaud a groundbreaking policy change instituted by the Newark Police Director to decline immigration detainers issued to the department by U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE). 

AFSC Summaries of House Bills

Portlans AFSC immigration rally

AFSC immigration rally in Portland, Oregon.

One pagers updates for the following pending immigration bills in the House of Representatives:

HR 1417: The Border Security Results Act

HR 1772: The Legal Workforce Act

HR 1773: Agricultural Guestworker Act (Ag Act)

HR 2131: The Supplying Knowledge-Based Immigrants and Lifting Levels of STEM Visas Act (SKILLS Visa Act)

HR 2278: The Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act (SAFE Act)

HR 15: The Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act 

House One Pagers Updates - August

Portlans AFSC immigration rally

AFSC immigration rally in Portland, Oregon.

One pagers uptades for the following pending immigration bills in the house:

HR 1417: The Border Security Results Act

HR 1772: The Legal Workforce Act

HR 1773: Agricultural Guest Worker Act (Ag Act)

HR 2131: The Supply Knowledge-Based Immigrants and Lifting Levels of STEM Visas Act (SKILLS Visa Act)

HR 2278: The Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act (SAFE Act)

 

Agosto 9 AFSC CHIP Noticias de Inmigration

Download the PDF of this week update from the Campaign for Humane Immigration Policy team

August 9 AFSC CHIP Immigration Community News Update

Download the PDF of this week update from the Campaign for Humane Immigration Policy team

One family's journey to DC for the National Action to Realize the Dream

This Aug. 24 at the National Action to Realize the Dream on the anniversary of the original 1963 March on Washington, MaChere Cohen, her two daughters, and five of her grandchildren will be on the bus going from Pittsburgh to Washington.

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