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Call on Congress: Act on Immigration Reform Now
By Carol Blythe
In our statement on immigration, the Alliance of Baptists states in part: . . . . the Church is called to rise in unequivocal defense of the stranger, the sojourner, the widow and
orphan, and our most vulnerable neighbors. . . . In light of the highest political ideals grounded in justice, equality and freedom, our nation’s official treatment of immigrants continues to be a grave affront to the mandates of Christian faith. . . Our faith-inspired legacy calls us to reexamine our immigration policies and services in light of the current situation, and to work for swift federal reform that is humane, just and sustainable.
June 28, 2014 will mark the one-year anniversary since the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill. But so far, the House of Representatives has done NOTHING on immigration. Immigration activists also ask President Obama to take immediate and aggressive action on administrative relief for families who face the pain of separation because of the inaction by Congress. You can find more information at stopseparatingfamilies.org.
On June 28th – please call or write your Member of the House of Representatives (find their contact information here)
On June 28th – please call (202-456-1414 ) OR write (The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20050) President Obama.
The message for both – STOP SEPARATING FAMILIES – ACT ON IMMIGRATION REFORM NOW!