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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.

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Continuing to Walk Until We Have Compassionate Immigration Reform

Each Thursday, clergy and lay people circle Federal Plaza that houses Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and immigration courts in New York City. We silently pray the Jericho Prayer and walk in solidarity with people who struggle with unjust immigration laws and fear separation from their families. Last Thursday, we continued marching to Varick Street,...

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Florida Needs Compassionate Immigration Reform!

For the past week, Unitarian Universalist congregations across Florida, UU Justice Florida, and interfaith and immigrants partners have brought their immigration reform advocacy to the next level to take advantage of Congress’s annual August Recess, when members of Congress return home to work from their local offices. Standing on the Side of Love Campaign Manager...

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Welcoming Deportees with Open Arms: Support the Release of the Dream 9

On Monday July 22nd, nine young immigrants (aka the “Dream 9″) arrived at the Nogales, Arizona port of entry with paperwork for humanitarian parole and asylum, requesting to come home to the United States. It was a historic and courageous action to bring awareness to those left out of the immigration reform debate–the millions of...

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Time to Turn Up the Heat!

Today marks the first day of Congress’s August Recess. It’s time to turn up the heat so that our elected officials know they are not off the hook for passing compassionate immigration reform this year! Across the country, we have been standing on the side of love with immigrant families, and we can’t stop now....

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Who Would Jesus Deport?

Several Unitarian Universalist churches in the Seattle/Tacoma area have an ongoing social witness via vigils at the front gate of the Northwest Detention Center on rotating Saturdays of each month. Coffee, cookies, printed information, and caring encouragement and listening are provided to family and friends visiting persons in detention. Two members of Seattle’s University Unitarian Church are also...

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