National Immigration Reform

Community meeting after Supreme Court’s negative decision on Deferred Action

After the Supreme Court failed to support Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), we held dinner together with immigrant leaders about the fight for immigrant justice. Even though the Supreme Court didn’t vote in our favor, the hope and the strength to continue fighting and organizing is more alive than ever before! We will […]

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Supreme Court blocks DAPA: Immigrant leaders respond

EXECUTIVE ACTION ON IMMIGRATION DISASTROUSLY BLOCKED: Supreme Court announces 4-4 decision, Immigrant leaders respond June 23, 2016 – Today we weep over the Supreme Court’s disastrous  4-4 decision against President Obama’s Executive Order on immigration. Because of the Supreme Court tie, the decision of the lower court, which was negative, will be upheld. If it had

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Obama announces Executive Action on immigration

Two days after Angela entered Sanctuary, President Obama announced an expanded “Deferred Action” program for undocumented parents of citizen children. We held a “watch party” at West Kensington Ministry with about 50 people, including immigrants, citizens, clergy, and City Councilwoman Maria Quinones. Obama’s immigration announcement, which will be heard by the Supreme Court, is thanks

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Reactions to the President’s speech: “He thinks we’re trash!”

(In English below)  Este fin de semana, el President Obama confirmo lo que temíamos: no usara su Poder Ejecutivo para ponerle fin a las horribles leyes de deportación masiva, las cuales han deportado más que 2,000,000 personas. Obama echa la culpa a los Republicanos, dice que actuara después de las elecciones de Noviembre, y sigue lo que

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9 NSM members arrested in civil disobedience for immigration reform and an end to deportations

Nine New Sanctuary Movement members were arrested at the White House to demand that Obama immediately act to end all deportations and expand Deferred Action to all. We joined 112 immigrants and clergy from throughout the U.S. in this non-violent civil disobedience. All of the arrestees were released. Meet the nine New Sanctuary Movement members

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Reflection on Obama’s Executive Action Speech: If We Were President

(espanol abajo) We listened to President Obama’s recent White House speech about immigration with deep frustration and dismay. Instead of taking responsibility for the 2,000,000+ deportations that have occurred under his watch, President Obama continues to blame Congress and Republicans, commit more money to the border, and prioritizes deportation. In his speech, Obama vowed to take

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Congress fails to take action, movement shifts to Obama

After months of organizing for Congress to pass immigration reform, the national movement shifts to focus on pushing President Obama to take Executive Action to stop deportations and keep families together. While the Senate did pass immigration reform, Congress failed to take action and Obama’s mass deportation programs continue to deport 1,100 a day. Obama

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