Author: Laura Rampersad

Spotlight on Syrian Refugees

Michigan prepares Part of the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s care for immigrants and refugees is facilitated by a network of clinics known as Justice For Our Neighbors.Michigan stands ready to assist through the services of Justice for Our Neighbors. JFON is a legal ministry supported by the United Methodist Church to provide free legal …

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DACA/DAPA remains in holding pattern

From National Immigration Law Center: On May 26, 2015, a divided panel of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the federal government’s request for an emergency stay of the Texas federal district court’s decision (or preliminary injunction) that blocked DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents) and “expanded” DACA (Deferred …

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Stand up for Families

  Tell Congress to Support President Obama’s Deferred Action to Keep Families Together Some members of Congress have threatened to stop administrative action through legislation, legal action or blocking funding for implementation. The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has supported the call for Immigration Reform and encouraged local communities to participate in …

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Tell President Obama:

It is time for bold action on immigration Before the elections, President Obama and Senate Democrats put political considerations above moral and humanitarian concerns of millions of aspiring Americans by delaying action on immigration reform until after the mid-term elections. The president’s broken promise1 ended up backfiring as it deflated key parts of the Democratic …

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Administrative Relief Info

Obama Pledges Immigration Executive Order By End Of Year http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/05/obama-immigration-executive-action_n_6109848.html Brief summary:   President Obama promised yesterday that he is going to make an immigration executive order (which we also call “administrative relief”) by the end of this year.  The President stated that he will eliminate these Executive Orders if and when Congress enacts legislation …

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