Category Archives: General

President Obama, you can end the nightmares of 5.5 million children

From the Congress Blog of The Hill November 05, 2014, 03:00 pm By Rev. John L. McCullough Can I be honest? I am sick and tired of the predictable victory and concession speeches that we hear on election nights. Politicians promise to listen to all their constituents – both those who voted for and against […]

NFJON Roundtable in DC

This September National Justice For Our Neighbors brought together representatives (staff, volunteers and board members) from each of the 17 JFON sites to our annual Roundtable gathering. This experience enables everyone in the network to learn from each other’s challenges and successes and to share in our compassion for working with our immigrant neighbors. This year’s gathering of 70 […]

JFON competing in SwingShift Dance-Off

JFON was selected as one of the 6 charities for 2014 SwingShift and the Stars Dance-Off for Charity in Traverse City!!  Pastor Jose from the Presbyterian Church has graciously stepped up to represent JFON. So thankful for him and this exciting opportunity to introduce our ministry up north.  The competitive events kick-off in September and […]

Day of Prophetic Action in Washington, DC.

  On July 31, 2014, over 100 faith leaders and immigration supporters gathered together for a Day of Prophetic Action in Washington, DC,  Their goal: To hold President Obama to his promise to take executive action on immigration before the end of the summer, and support his call for humanitarian aid for migrant children. They were willing to […]

UMCOR Responds to Immigration Crisis

June 25, 2014—The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) responded today to a plea by the Southwest Texas Conference/Rio Grande Conference for emergency assistance to meet urgent needs of a “rising flow” of refugees crossing into the United States from Mexico. In response to an appeal by Bishop James E. Dorff, who heads the joined […]

Losing the Empathy Gap

We want to link you to a good article by Daniel Alliott – on the immigration argument: The way we treat immigrants is wrongheaded and counterproductive. Yes, they really are acting out of love DANIEL ALLOTT “What would you do in their shoes?” That’s the question I ask my fellow conservative friends whenever we […]

End deportations, pass immigration reform

1100 Calls to End Deportations Every day 1100 people are deported. The Obama Administration will reach 2 million deportations very soon. That’s 2 million people since 2009! People of faith are urged to call 1-888-907-2053 to tell President Obama to stop deportations. Can we get 1100 people to call President Obama? Take action today to keep families together […]

Immigration reform battle centers on conservative Tea Party bloc

By Alexander Bolton and Russell Berman – 01/26/14 12:00 PM EST The immigration reform debate in the House could boil down to a handful of influential Tea Party conservatives. Proponents and opponents of creating a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants and other reforms have zeroed in on “peer leaders” in the House GOP. […]

Immigration reform an economic, religious imperative

Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell wants comprehensive immigration reform, and he wants it sooner rather than later. In a guest column submitted to MLive Grand Rapids Press, Heartwell says immigration reform being held up in the U.S. House of Representatives is crucial for West Michigan’s economy. Not only that, he said, but immigrants who move […]

Immigration reform can power U.S. economy

Former Republican Representative (R-MI) Spence Abraham and Carlos Gutierrez combined in an editorial in recent Detroit Free Press.  They are calling for Comprehensive Immigration Reform for these reasons: Immigration reform is a secret weapon that can help unleash the full power of the U.S. economy.  Except that it’s not really much of a secret. Study after study […]