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Action Alert to Support DREAM Act of 2017

The Dream Act of 2017 (S. 1615 / HR. 3440) was recently introduced in Congress as a bipartisan effort. The bills are intended to protect immigrant youth who entered the United States as children and know America as their only home. The bills offer qualifying immigrant youth “conditional permanent resident status” and a path to full lawful permanent residency and eventual citizenship. These bills would protect numerous youth, including the over 780,000 individuals who received temporary relief from deportation and employment eligibility through the Department of Homeland Security’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

The young people S. 1615 / H.R. 3440 seeks to protect are contributors to our economy, veterans of our military, academic standouts in our universities, and leaders in our parishes and communities. As Catholics, we have long supported DREAMers as we believe in protecting the dignity of every human being, especially that of our children.

2017-09-12T11:31:04+00:00Action Alerts|

Action Alert: Urge Congress to Continue to Protect Trafficking Victims

H.R. 2200, The Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017, would reauthorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000. The TVPA, the original foundational anti-trafficking legislation in the U.S., was created in 2000 and has been reauthorized four times by overwhelmingly bipartisan votes. H.R. 2200 was introduced by Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ-4) and Representative Karen Bass (D-CA-37) on April 27, 2017.
Supporting H.R. 2200 is an important step the United States can demonstrate to continue our nation’s efforts to eradicate human trafficking and assist human trafficking victims. H.R. 2200 ensures critical funding for both domestic and international anti-trafficking programs. Reauthorizing the TVPA allows programs and services that recognize the importance of dignified care for human trafficking victims to continue assisting human trafficking victims.

 

2017-07-21T16:35:54+00:00Action Alerts|

Stand with Refugees Action Alert

Thank you to everyone for participating in the Justice for Immigrants campaign’s advocacy effort during the week leading up to World Refugee Day (WRD) 2017 as we take a supportive stand with refugees. We will be working in a partnership with Refugee Council USA (RCUSA) and other interfaith partners.

2017-06-12T13:48:01+00:00Action Alerts|

Easter Recess In-District Meetings: JFI Asks

As Members of Congress return to their district for the upcoming Easter break, we have created resources for your in-district meetings with them. You will find talking points on the BRIDGE Act, Executive Orders and a call to refrain from Family Separation. In addition, each of these handouts has an Easter Reflection on Migration.

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2017-04-10T10:17:05+00:00Action Alerts|