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Sojourners Petitions Gov. Brewer to Reverse Order Against Children of Undocumented Immigrants
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 1:35pm | Type: Press

August 27, 2012 Sojo in the News The Christian Post ...

Faith leaders to petition Jan Brewer to retract order barring benefits for illegal immigrants (AP)
Originally Posted: 06/18/2013 - 3:56pm | Type: Press

August 27, 2012 Sojo in the News The Associated Press ...

Christians Deliver Petition to Repeal Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's Executive Order
Originally Posted: 08/24/2012 - 8:59am | Type: Blog

Today, two Christian leaders in Arizona delivered a petition signed by thousands of Christians to Gov. Jan Brewer calling on her to retract her controversial executive order denying driver’s licenses and other ...

Gov. Jan Brewer Tries to Stop the DREAM in Arizona
Originally Posted: 08/20/2012 - 12:10pm | Type: Blog

Gov. Jan Brewer's action will make it difficult for people to attend classes or find a job. It hurts Arizona’s communities and weakens the state’s economy. It robs young immigrants of the hope they believ ...

For Young Immigrants, a New Dawn
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 1:37pm | Type: Press

August 16, 2012 Sojo in the News Ali Noorani ...

Recognizing Greatness in a First Grader
Originally Posted: 08/13/2012 - 10:17am | Type: Blog

Carola and Marcelo Suarez-Orozco have written brilliantly and eloquently about children like her in their book Learning A New Land: Immigrant Students in American Society. They remind us how valuable and vulne ...

States Have Passed Fewer Immigration Laws in 2012
Originally Posted: 08/08/2012 - 8:29am | Type: Blog

A recent study by The National Conference of State Legislatures shows that in 2012, states passed fewer immigration laws than previous years   A recent study by The National ...

How Private Prisons are Profiting From Immigrants
Originally Posted: 08/06/2012 - 12:24pm | Type: Blog

Arresting undocumented immigrants means big money for private prisons. As reported by The Associated Press last week: Locking up illegal immigrants has grown profound ...

Details Released for DREAMer Relief Process
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 2:32pm | Type: Blog

Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provided additional information on Obama’s DREAMer relief process in preparation for the August 15 implementation Today, the Depa ...

Five Ways You Can Help DREAMers Find Relief
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 2:53pm | Type: Blog

As many as 1.4 million undocumented immigrant youth — aka “DREAMers” — would qualify for temporary work permits and be shielded from deportation once President Obama's DREAMer relief goes into effect Augu ...

Detained DREAMer Tells His Story From Behind Bars
Originally Posted: 08/01/2012 - 2:38pm | Type: Blog

Editor's Note: A recent news report recounted how activists with the National Immigrant Youth Alliance have placed themselves intentionally in deportation proceedings in order to enter the Broward Transi ...

'Homeland' Asks Tough Questions About Immigration Policy
Originally Posted: 07/26/2012 - 2:19pm | Type: Blog

Can America still afford to be a generous immigrant nation? Can it afford not to be? Can America still afford to be a generous immigrant nation? Can it afford not to be? These ...

No Turning Back: Alabama Anti-Immigrant Laws Unite Opposition
Originally Posted: 07/25/2012 - 9:41am | Type: Blog

Their efforts to rid Alabama of ethnic diversity has backfired on them, bringing forth a multicultural, bilingual movement that would not have emerged in Alabama for another 50 years were it not for HB 56 and ...

Undocumented or Illegal?
Originally Posted: 07/24/2012 - 12:05pm | Type: Blog

When people who have immigrated to another country through methods other than the official legal system are discussed, we hear quite a few words bandied about: “illegal,” “undocumented,” and “alien” just to na ...

Race the Driving Factor Behind Arizona’s SB 1070?
Originally Posted: 07/23/2012 - 2:46pm | Type: Blog

E-mails from former Sen. Russell Pearce purportedly reveal the motivations behind SB 1070, claims the ACLU. E-mails from former Sen. Russell Pearce purportedly reveal the motivati ...

How Do You Call the Cops on the Cops? Sobering Accounts of Abuse by Border Patrol
Originally Posted: 07/23/2012 - 11:57am | Type: Blog

With each Homeland Security busload of migrants being released from Border Patrol custody, we listened and then documented case after case of abuse. What would you do if you were ...

Arizona “Papers Please” Law Faces New Challenge
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 10:49am | Type: Blog

Last month, the Supreme Court struck down three of the four provisions of SB 1070, Arizona’s harsh anti-immigrant law. Now civil rights groups are going after the remaining provision—what many call, the “show ...

Immigration: Local v. Federal Battle Still Raging
Originally Posted: 07/16/2012 - 10:19am | Type: Blog

Despite the recent Supreme Court ruling on Arizona's immigration laws, the battle between legislators at the local and federal level is still raging.   Despite the recent ...

DREAMers: Not So Different From Me
Originally Posted: 07/09/2012 - 2:07pm | Type: Blog

When I was a very young child, my parents decided a better future would likely be afforded for me in the U.S. Before an age when I could comprehend the situation and without my given consent, I was brought acr ...

Evangelicals Preach Unity On Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:53pm | Type: Press

July 6, 2012 Sojo in the News NPR ...

Next Steps toward Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/09/2012 - 8:52am | Type: Blog

After announcing these principles, Sojourners asked Christians across the country to add their endorsement. More than 10,000 people have now signed their name! Recently, a group ...

BibliFact Roundup
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:56pm | Type: Press

July 2, 2012 Sojo in the News Timothy Beal ...

The U.S. Supreme Court: Health Care, Immigration, Juvenile Justice and More
Originally Posted: 06/28/2012 - 1:39pm | Type: SojoMail

June 28, 2012   QUOTE OF THE WEEK "We're going to ge ...

The U.S. Supreme Court: Health Care, Immigration, Juvenile Justice and More
Originally Posted: 06/28/2012 - 12:03pm | Type: Blog

Today, in a long and complicated ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. This is an important victory for millions of uninsured people in our country and ultimately a triumph of the comm ...

But It’s a Dry Hate: The Human Spirit of Arizona Will Not Be Broken
Originally Posted: 06/27/2012 - 2:50pm | Type: Blog

The system is not broken, it is meant to break people. Even at 10 p.m., the dry heat caused the collapse of multiple people of faith gathered in a candlelight vigil outside Sherif ...

The Politics of Immigration
Originally Posted: 06/27/2012 - 9:46am | Type: Blog

There has for some time been a larger immigration strategy at play here that I will bluntly call “evil.” Both sides have been spinning and claiming victory in Monday’s S ...

The Supreme Court, Racial Profiling, and Brewer’s Hobbled Law
Originally Posted: 06/26/2012 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

Brewer’s law had four legs. Now it has one—a lame one. On Monday the United States Supreme Court struck down three of four key provisions in Arizona’s attrition-through-enforceme ...

Wild Goose Heaven Our Answer to Hate
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:00pm | Type: Press

June 25, 2012 Sojo in the News Frank Schaeffer ...

Following SCOTUS Decision, Where Are We On Immigration Reform?
Originally Posted: 06/26/2012 - 9:44am | Type: Blog

Monday's Supreme Court decision leaves the state of immigration reform almost unchanged. For CNN , Allison Brennan writes: "After two years of protests, ...

Reactions to Supreme Court Ruling on Anti-Immigrant Law (PHOTO & VIDEO)
Originally Posted: 06/25/2012 - 2:37pm | Type: Blog

Although three of the four provisions were struck down, the fourth —t he so called “show me your papers” clause — is very harmful to communities. It allows racial profiling on the basis of appearance. ...

Supreme Courts Stops Some of Arizona’s Attack on Immigrants
Originally Posted: 06/25/2012 - 1:51pm | Type: Blog

Today the Supreme Court struck down three central provisions of Arizona’s controversial anti-immigrant law, SB 1070. Today the Supreme Court  struck down  three central provisio ...

SCOTUS Strikes Down Key Provisions in Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Legislation
Originally Posted: 06/25/2012 - 10:18am | Type: Blog

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down large portions of the controversial Arizona anti-immigrant law SB 1070. The Supreme Court on Monday struck down large portions of the contr ...

Why are evangelicals supporting immigration reform?
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:01pm | Type: Press

June 22, 2012 Sojo in the News Lisa Miller ...

Barack Obama's Immigration Reform for Youth: A Dream Deferred?
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:01pm | Type: Press

June 22, 2012 Sojo in the News Joseph Nevins ...

New Christian coalition
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:02pm | Type: Press

June 20, 2012 Sojo in the News Chet Hardin ...

Faith Community Strives to Open Minds on Immigration
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:02pm | Type: Press

June 19, 2012 Sojo in the News Brian Fraga ...

Romney's Immigration Position May Collide with Evangelicals, GOP Base
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:19pm | Type: Press

June 18, 2012 Sojo in the News Paul Stanley ...

Obama Grants Young Immigrants Reprieve
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:19pm | Type: Press

June 18, 2012 Sojo in the News Christine A. Scheller ...

Stopping DREAMers’ Deportations
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:03pm | Type: Press

June 18, 2012 Sojo in the News Ali Noorani ...

Obama Administration Halts Prosecution of Some Young Immigrants
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:41pm | Type: Press

June 15, 2012 Sojo in the News Tobin Grant ...

Which Way Will Hispanic Evangelicals Turn in November?
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:39pm | Type: Press

June 15, 2012 Sojo in the News Doris Nhan ...

Evangelical Leaders Call for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:27pm | Type: Press

June 15, 2012 Sojo in the News Joe Carter ...

Days after evangelicals call for softening immigration laws, U.S. announces end to some deportations
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:24pm | Type: Press

June 15, 2012 Sojo in the News Brad A. Greenberg ...

Evangelicals Split With GOP On Immigration
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:23pm | Type: Press

June 15, 2012 Sojo in the News Jessica Pieklo ...

Crowds Erupt in Praise as Obama Announces Immigration Policy Change
Originally Posted: 01/28/2013 - 1:27pm | Type: Blog

Dreams came alive today as President Obama granted relief to thousands of undocumented students. What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? ...

A New Low: Targeting American Children
Originally Posted: 06/15/2012 - 1:33pm | Type: Blog

Even as we await the Supreme Court’s ruling on states’ rights to pass their own immigration laws, Senate Republicans are arguing for two sets of federal legislation even worse than the worst state bills. Thes ...

Will Evangelicals’ Immigration Shift Mean Common Ground With Obama?
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:22pm | Type: Press

June 15, 2012 Sojo in the News David Sessions ...

Evangelicals Campaign for Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 3:26pm | Type: Press

June 14, 2012 Sojo in the News Mahwish Khan ...

VIDEO: President Obama Speaks on Immigration Policy Changes
Originally Posted: 06/15/2012 - 1:37pm | Type: Blog

President Barack Obama speaks on immigration policy changes. Earlier today, the  White House announced  a change to deportation enforcement that would grant work permits to cer ...

BREAKING: Relief, Work Permits Offered to Certain Immigrants
Originally Posted: 06/15/2012 - 10:28am | Type: Blog

Jim Wallis, president and CEO of Sojourners, has been at the forefront, pushing for changes to immigration policies that rip apart families. According to the Associated Press ...