Category Archives: Advocacy Alerts

Statewide Day of Prayer

Please consider participating in a state-wide day of prayer for children at the border, on Sunday July 27, 2014, for the many children crossing our southern border who seek refuge from the dangerous situations they have left behind. Attached you will find a suggested prayer in English and in Spanish. You can also download this […]

NJFON Unaccompanied Minors Update

Urgent Humanitarian Crisis Overview The surge of unaccompanied minors is a migration emergency that is growing in national attention as increasing numbers of children flee violence and extreme poverty in their home country and cross the border into the U.S.  Below is a brief overview of this crisis, along with some resources for more in-depth […]

A Humanitarian Crisis

5 Things You Need to Know About Unaccompanied Children SOURCE: AP/Eric Gay Detainees play as others sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in Brownsville, Texas. By Philip E. Wolgin and Angela Maria Kelley | June 18, 2014 Léalo en español The number of children fleeing violence by themselves to the United States from Honduras, Guatemala, […]

Shocking Photos Of Humanitarian Crisis On U.S. Border Emerge

An Article from Huffington Post – Posted: 06/06/2014 4:31 pm EDT Updated: 06/06/2014 5:59 pm EDT    Disturbing images of children warehoused along the border by the federal government emerged on Friday, posted by Breitbart Texas reporter Brandon Darby. The haunting pictures show a system overwhelmed by children and families detained by Customs and Border Protection, reflecting a growing […]

#NOT1MORE and Prayer for Families

April 4-6 pray for families to stay together Call to stop deportations by Bill Mefford on March 14, 2014 President Obama will only listen if you and I speak up. We are approaching 2 million deportations, but are not anywhere closer to reforming the U.S.’s broken immigration system. Deportations have devastated communities and torn apart […]

Your Calls Are Needed to Stop Cuts to Refugee Program

Call your members of Congress now! As Congress gets nearer to a budget deal, it is likely that the Office of Refugee Resettlement will not receive the funding it needs, which would likely result in drastic cuts to services. Your Senators and Representatives need to hear from you that a funding increase is drastically needed to ensure […]

Phone Scam targeting Immigrants

Beware of a scam that is happening in SE Michigan: A man calls claiming to be an immigration officer and provides a badge number. He tells the person that they must post a bond to avoid being deported. He instructs the person to get a gift card from a bank and to give him the […]

In Support of Bethany Christian Services

JFON has been working with BCS for the past decade – and we are very familiar with the government program featured in the WOOD TV News Report (which aired at 6pm on Sep 5th, 2013).  The federally funded program is a humanitarian effort to serve a very special population of immigrants – children fleeing persecution […]

Sensationalized Story Targets Unaccompanied Children and Orphans

Dear Advocate, At 6pm tonight, WoodTV8 will be airing a sensationalized story on Bethany Christian Services’ important program for refugee and unaccompanied minor children. You can watch the trailer here — based on that trailer and the piece that ran at noon, we are concerned about the negative way this program (that our community is so proud of!) could […]

We Need Your Prayers

People of faith continue to make their voices heard on immigration reform. We find ourselves at a pivotal moment in the movement for immigration reform. As followers of Jesus, we believe that the combination of faithful prayer and solidarity with those whose lives are directly impacted by our unjust immigration policies, will make a difference […]