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The Road from Phoenix: Compassionate Immigration Reform

This year, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to pass compassionate, comprehensive immigration reform. As people of faith, we must raise our voices for an immigration reform bill that promotes justice, compassion, and keeps families together.

Check out our step-by-step guide to making your voice heard.

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The message below went out to Standing on the Side of Love supporters on Wednesday, November 16, 2011. You can sign-up for these emails here. You have heard a lot about the Cardenas family in Denver this past year.  Through Raul Cardenas, you witnessed just one example of what ‘undocumented’ looks like. Working with the Cardenas family and...

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President Obama: Take Decisive Action Against Border Patrol Abuses

The message below went out to Standing on the Side of Love supporters on Tuesday, November 15, 2011. You can sign-up for these emails here. ——————————————————————————————————————– Knee injury sustained from a fall while being chased by Border Patrol, subsequently denied medical care. This man was deported having only received newspapers to bandage what agents called “just...

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Addressing Anti-Immigrant Laws, Racism, & Hate in Alabama

The past two months all eyes have turned their focus on Alabama after its passage of the most draconian anti-immigration bill in our recent history. Even after Judge Blackburn enjoined several sections of the law and the 11th Circuit Court enjoined several more, this law remains the toughest on record. These injunctions are temporary and...

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Dear Mr. President: These People Are Not Criminals

Dear Mr. President, In August, your administration declared that the focus for deportations would be on those convicted of serious crimes. Yesterday, I witnessed hearings for 75 people charged with felonies. The whole proceeding took just a little over an hour. The venue was the Federal Courthouse in Tucson, Arizona—room 2013, courtroom 2A, the “Special...

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Starving for Justice

Robin Vestal is a founding member of Starving for Justice—a group dedicated to working toward civil and human rights for immigrants in the United States through nonviolent protest via a weekly fast.  They have built a strong community on Facebook to support members and offer advice.  You can get more information and read personal statements...

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