When Some Say “No” : Advocating for Immigration Reform Amid New Challenges

Governors and members of Congress are saying they will not accept Syrian refugees into their States, Speaker of the House Representative Paul Ryan has declared immigration reform dead, and a Federal District Court ruled against the Obama administration in a case that could limit their ability to expand deferred action programs to additional undocumented individuals. What does all this mean for advocates calling for human migration policies?
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Aliens in the Land of Egypt

Indeed, it is time for our leaders to do what they were elected to do and tackle this complex issue by passing comprehensive immigration reform. It is time for them to live up to their promises and values, without hiding behind excuses of a president in which they cannot place their trust. That is our message to Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers and the rest of Congress—will it finally be heard?

Jesuit Message to Congress: Treat Undocumented Immigrants with Dignity

WASHINGTON DC- Just weeks after making a public statement regarding the anti-immigration amendments in the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill (H.R. 240), the Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States has sent a letter to Congress challenging them to reject such amendments.