Internship Opportunities with Church World Service, Immigration and Refugee Program

Church World Service is a not-for-profit, international humanitarian assistance organization comprised of 37 protestant denominations. The CWS Immigration and Refugee Program provides assistance to displaced persons abroad and works with the State Department and our 36 local offices and affiliates … Continued

Children, Fear, and Dreams

Posted at https://www.chn.org/2017/08/16/children-fear-and-dreams/#.WZRT-lWGMdU By Deborah Weinstein August 16, 2017 Yesterday was the five-year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). Nearly 800,000 people who came to the U.S. as children have gained temporary legal status through DACA, if … Continued

CLASP Responds to Charlottesville

From CLASP (http://www.clasp.org/): This statement from the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) can be attributed to Oliva Golden, CLASP Executive Director  Washington, DC, August 15, 2017—The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) stands firmly with others in expressing … Continued

Tell Congress: Stand with Immigrant Youth

From the Interfaith Immigration Coalition (http://www.interfaithimmigration.org): Right now, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is under an immediate, existential threat. Ten attorneys general have threatened to sue President Trump if he doesn’t terminate the DACA program by September … Continued

Watch “Immigrant Rights are Human Rights” on The Gathering

From Repairers of the Breach (http://www.breachrepairers.org/): Elected officials have been using fear of the stranger to ban Muslims and refugees, militarize our borders, and target black and brown immigrants (including children and families) for detention and deportation. As people of … Continued

Urge Congress and the White House to Extend Temporary Protected Status for Persons Fleeing Violence in Syria, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen

From Church World Service (http://www.churchworldservice.org): Right now, President Trump and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are considering whether or not to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syrians, Sudanese, Somalis, and Yemenis in the United States. In response to … Continued

Faith Leaders Stand with Young Dreamers in Front of White House

Posted at https://www.chn.org/2017/08/03/faith-leaders-stand-young-dreamers-front-white-house%e2%80%8b/#.WYOKgWfCZaU By Deborah Weinstein August 3, 2017 On August 2, faith leaders, other advocates, and young people who have legal immigrant status as part of the DACA program gathered together in front of the White House.  They were … Continued

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