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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House’s Inaction Blamed on Children – Seriously??

Post election comment from Senator Boehner blamed the unaccompanied youth arriving at our border as the reason they have not acted.  This is the farthest stretch our leaders in House have ever made – and cannot go left without response from Immigation Advocates!  The timing alone does not correlate.  They were not proposing any action …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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