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Border Security Before Citizenship is a Bad Idea
Originally Posted: 02/08/2013 - 12:07pm | Type: Blog

Last week a group of senators released principles for immigration reform that would make the path to citizenship for over 11 million immigrants contingent upon more border security. ...

Momentum Building on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 02/06/2013 - 3:16pm | Type: Blog

In case you’ve missed the news surrounding immigration reform, here’s a brief update. In case you’ve missed the news surrounding immigration reform, here’s a brief update. Las ...

Christian Churches Come Together on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 02/05/2013 - 9:09pm | Type: Blog

At its annual meeting in Austin, Texas, Christian Churches Together, representing the five families of the church in the United States, reached consensus on a statement calling for just and humane immigration ...

Evangelicals Use Bible to Champion Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 02/04/2013 - 12:39pm | Type: Press

February 1, 2013 Sojo in the News Sarah McHaney ...

Watch: "Fireside Hangout" with Cecilia Muñoz on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 02/04/2013 - 2:35pm | Type: Press

January 31, 2013 Sojo in the News Erin Lindsay ...

A Roadmap to Citizenship Is 'Within Reach'
Originally Posted: 01/30/2013 - 4:29pm | Type: Blog

The president's proposals are not far off from those presented by the Senators. Hope is the message of the day. A roadmap to citizenship for 11 million aspiring Americans is within reach. ...

For Christians, a biblical mandate for comprehensive immigration reform
Originally Posted: 01/30/2013 - 11:27am | Type: Press

January 29, 2013 Sojo in the News Robert Gittelson ...

On Scripture: Immigration Reform and the Challenges of Generosity
Originally Posted: 01/30/2013 - 10:57am | Type: Blog

in Luke 4:16-21 , with Jesus unveiling his mission statement: he says he intends to be God’s instrument ...

Broad Coalition Prods for Action on Immigration
Originally Posted: 01/29/2013 - 3:06pm | Type: Press

January 28, 2013 Sojo in the News Kate Ackley ...

New Video Launches 'Largest Ever' Immigration Reform Effort by Evangelicals
Originally Posted: 01/29/2013 - 2:59pm | Type: Press

January 28, 2013 Sojo in the News Melissa Steffan ...

Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/28/2013 - 3:06pm | Type: Press

January 28, 2013 Sojo in the News Martin E. Marty ...

The Political Power of Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/24/2013 - 5:42pm | Type: Blog

Latino voters are the most “moveable” racial voting bloc, meaning that both parties have an opportunity to win Latino votes, provided they reach out to the community in meaningful ways. ...

Campaign for Citizenship Highlights Harmful Effects of Family Separation
Originally Posted: 01/23/2013 - 10:47am | Type: Blog

On Jan. 17, faith leaders, DREAMers, and community leaders from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C., to launch a new Campaign for Citizenship — an effort to pressure Congress to enact reform that p ...

Obama could earn evangelical support for immigration plan
Originally Posted: 01/22/2013 - 5:50pm | Type: Press

January 22, 2013 Sojo in the News WORLD Magazine ...

The Evangelical Grassroots Mobilization for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/17/2013 - 12:03pm | Type: Press

January 16, 2013 Sojo in the News Don Golden The Huffington Post ...

'I Was A Stranger' Campaign: Evangelical Leaders Seek Immigration Overhaul
Originally Posted: 01/17/2013 - 11:49am | Type: Press

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/16/i-was-a-stranger-campaign-evangelical-leaders-seeks-immigration-overhaul_n_2488172.html?utm_hp_ref=religion Prominent evangelical ... of Evangelicals, which represents about 40 denominations; the public policy arm of the 16 million-member Southern ...

Evangelical Leaders Launch 'I Was a Stranger' Immigration Campaign
Originally Posted: 01/22/2013 - 11:58am | Type: Blog

On Monday a group of prominent faith leaders belonging to the Evangelical Immigration Table gathered on a press call to launch largest evangelical mobilization effort for immigration reform known to date. ...

New rule makes residency easier for immigrants with U.S. kin
Originally Posted: 01/03/2013 - 5:11pm | Type: Blog

An estimated one million undoumented immigrants with American citizens as immediate relatives will now be separated from their families for shortened amounts of time while they apply to become legal residents.  The Los Angeles Times  reports: ...

Immigration Reform: Is 'Amnesty' a Possibility?
Originally Posted: 01/02/2013 - 1:52pm | Type: Blog

The diverse coalition that re-elected Barak Obama has pushed immigration reform to the top of the 2013 agenda. The diverse coalition that re-elected President Obama has pushed im ...

10 (More) Reasons to Support Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/13/2012 - 10:14am | Type: Blog

There are many reasons to support comprehensive immigration reform. As Christians, we point to the biblical call to welcome the stranger and love our neighbors as top reasons for our support. We refer to the G ...

5 Republicans Who Matter on Immigration
Originally Posted: 12/11/2012 - 2:12pm | Type: Blog

Post fiscal-cliff, both President Obama and the Congress are expected to take on comprehensive immigraiton reform. Politico discusses the influential Republicans who will insert themselves into the debate. ...

RGIII and Some Tibs
Originally Posted: 12/07/2012 - 12:41pm | Type: Blog

Many believe immigration reform will come up again this year. The recent elections have reminded both parties — especially Republicans — about the power of the Latino vote, and Latinos want immigration reform. ...

United We Dream Launches Platform for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/03/2012 - 5:40pm | Type: Blog

More than 600 representatives from the United We Dream network, the largest young adult immigrant movement in the country, have signed on to a new platform calling for an “inclusive pathway to citizenship” tha ...

U.S.-Born Kids Of Deported Parents Struggle As Family Life Is 'Destroyed'
Originally Posted: 11/26/2012 - 4:51pm | Type: Blog

Thousands of children to parents living in the U.S. without citizenship are abruptly forced to carry on without one or both of their parents, as a record number of people are being deported from the U.S. Accor ...

Been There, Bordered That. So Why Are We Still So Afraid?
Originally Posted: 11/26/2012 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

We disregard the good news at our doorstep, the opportunity to live with Jesus among us, and keep on building walls at our threshold. Perhaps that's why the angels of the Bible repeat this admonishment -- ...

Super PAC Hopes to Help Republicans Collaborate on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/26/2012 - 11:10am | Type: Blog

Republicans for Immigration Reform is hoping to help those who make commitments for comprehensive reform hold on to their positions. The day after the election, many top Republic ...

Obama’s Immigration Opportunity
Originally Posted: 11/21/2012 - 9:32am | Type: Blog

With conservative opinion on immigration shifting, a unique opportunity exists to fix our nation’s broken immigration system. As President Barack Obama prepares for a second term, ...

Congressman Luis Gutierrez: Paul Ryan told me immigration reform is ‘the right thing to do’
Originally Posted: 11/16/2012 - 5:48pm | Type: Blog

Current reports: “Viewpoint” host Eliot Spitzer and Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, react to Mitt Romney’s remark that Latinos — among others — voted for Obama because he gave them “gifts.” ...

Poll: Create a Path to Citizenship
Originally Posted: 11/19/2012 - 10:47pm | Type: Blog

Politico reports: Americans overwhelmingly support a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, according to a poll released Wednesday. Fifty-seven percent of Americans favor creating a path to citizenship, with 39 percent opposed, th ...

Urge Obama, Boehner to Find Common Ground on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/15/2012 - 10:32am | Type: Blog

Tell our political leaders to move quickly and seek common ground on immigration reform. The election is finally over, and both parties understand the key role Latino vote ...

Immigration Reform Has 'New Opening,' Says Evangelical Leader
Originally Posted: 11/14/2012 - 1:13pm | Type: Blog

Dr. Barrett Duke of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the SBC said there may be a solution to the immigration dilemma. Christian Post reports: An evan ...

Deportations are Not the Way to Show Respect for Veterans
Originally Posted: 11/12/2012 - 11:52am | Type: Blog

Today, any veteran who has never naturalized could be deported if he or she has a conviction for almost anything at any time in their life. This is in stark contrast with the past, when such deportations were ...

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Originally Posted: 03/12/2013 - 10:37am | Type: Product

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Border Violence is Fast & Furious; Four Killed in Recent Weeks
Originally Posted: 10/25/2012 - 2:59pm | Type: Blog

of Oct. 10 U.S. Border Patrol agents shot and killed 16-year old José Antonio Elena Rodriguez. The shots ...

On Scripture: God's Return Policy
Originally Posted: 10/24/2012 - 12:57pm | Type: Blog

Debates on immigration in the United States continue to move in the default direction of North/South. As such, the prominent debating points often direct public attention to the U.S./Mexico border fence and t ...

NumbersUSA Stirs Up Division With New Immigrant Attack Ad
Originally Posted: 10/22/2012 - 3:59pm | Type: Blog

We all know the conversation on immigration in the United States can oftentimes become contentious, with inaccurate portrayals of immigrants inhibiting progress. The most recent attempt to fuel the debate with ...

Immigration Reform: The Only Way to Solve America’s Agricultural Woes
Originally Posted: 10/18/2012 - 11:14am | Type: Blog

As a Georgia resident I can tell you first hand the negative effects hardlined immigration policies have on rural communities whose economies depend on agriculture. America is in ...

Immigration Court: Broken but Fixable
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 5:20pm | Type: Blog

As a journalist I covered state and federal civil and criminal cases for more than 30 years and only occasionally did I find myself in the U.S. Immigration courts. So when I read California attorney Peter Afra ...

Remind the AP That People Aren’t 'Illegal'
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 2:40pm | Type: Blog

The words we use are powerful, especially when it comes to talking about people created in God’s image. The words we use are powerful, especially when it comes to talking about p ...

Immigration Leaders Gather to Discuss Need for Reform
Originally Posted: 10/09/2012 - 11:53am | Type: Blog

The solution that is developed by the federal government must be a conglomeration of multifaceted mechanisms that address the brokenness of our current system at the policy, legal, and administrative level. ...

A DREAM Economy
Originally Posted: 10/01/2012 - 3:49pm | Type: Blog

The Center for American Progress has released a study showing that passage of the DREAM Act would create an economic boom of over $300 billion dollars and create nearly 1.5 million jobs — not to mention, it is ...

Dropping the 'I' Word
Originally Posted: 09/26/2012 - 10:55am | Type: Blog

Those using the term “undocumented” have noted the changing circumstances within the culture and recognize that using such inflammatory terminology only adds fuel to the proverbial political fire around the is ...

Congress Looks at STEM Visas
Originally Posted: 09/20/2012 - 10:05am | Type: Blog

Congress is due to recess soon, but members are trying to pass a bill attempting to increase the availability of high-skilled visas for the tech industry before adjourning at the end of this week. While differ ...

Love Bug: Kids Flourish When We Focus on Their Strengths
Originally Posted: 09/18/2012 - 12:42pm | Type: Blog

Bralyan loves bugs. I met him during the first week of school as I conducted the standard assessment of how many words he could read per minute from a second-grade story. After the assessment, I gave him the c ...

Strangers in the Land (Print)
Originally Posted: 10/22/2013 - 5:42pm | Type: Product

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Simply Seeing
Originally Posted: 09/10/2012 - 2:26pm | Type: Blog

Did I see my student's mother as an undocumented immigrant? I simply saw her as a mom who cares deeply for her children, just as I am a dad who cares deeply for mine. I simply saw her as a parent who trus ...

Protecting Immigrant Families: Webinar on Family Unity Waivers
Originally Posted: 08/29/2012 - 3:17pm | Type: Blog

On September 10, the Coalition will host a webinar from 4-5 p.m. EDT for faith leaders interested in learning more about Family Unity Waivers. Whether encouraging children to suc ...

Living Letters
Originally Posted: 08/29/2012 - 12:51pm | Type: Blog

Is America a place where she really can become an architect, a lawyer or anything she wants to become? And will the schools prepare her? Odeth is a living letter to me and to you. Her life asks a vital questio ...

GOP Convention’s Religious Leaders Agree on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 08/29/2012 - 12:13pm | Type: Blog

The views of religious leaders offering prayer at the RNC differ sharply from the Republicans’ own platform. If you blink, you might miss the fact that the religious luminaries o ...