Immigration Reform

Immigration News - Supreme Court Takes Up Obama’s Immigration Plan

Board of Church & Society

January 20, 2016

The Supreme Court will take on the immigration debate! Will the DAPA program be declared legal?

Immigration Update

Board of Church & Society

January 04, 2016

Immigration News Digest - Monday January 4, 2016   Happy New Year from the NYAC Immigration Task Force! 2016 here we come ready to put faith, justice, and love in action.   Obama Immigration Reform Update: Republican States File Petition Urging Supreme Court To Uphold Injunction 12/29/15   The Texas Attorney General’s Office, working with a 26-state coalition, filed a brief (12/28/15) asking the Supreme Court to uphold a 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling blocking President Obama’s Executive ...

Were the Pilgrims refugees?

Board of Church & Society

November 28, 2015

We have just concluded the Thanksgiving weekend where families gather around tables to celebrate and remember their common history and far-flung connections.  Do we ever think about the Pilgrims as refugees?  Did we include a prayer or discussion about the situation in Syria during this year’s gathering?  Do you find yourself wondering what you can DO about the refugee situation? Our United Methodist connection has been working hard to lobby for acceptance of refugees and to lift up the core ...

Jericho Walk for Justice for Immigrants

Board of Church & Society

November 17, 2015

The New Sanctuary Coalition of NYC has been holding "Jericho Walks" at the Federal Plaza, where an interfaith gathering peacefully circles the Plaza seven times, as did the biblical Joshua.  On Friday November 20th we invite you to join us on a Jericho Walk around 26 Federal Plaza where people are afraid to enter because they don't know if they will see their loved ones again. Every day millions of people live under fear that their families will be destroyed because of an inhumane immigration ...

Appeals Court Rules Against Obama Immigration Plan

Board of Church & Society

November 10, 2015

  Appeals Court Rules Against Obama Immigration Plan The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday agreed to hold Obama’s executive order on immigration – nearly a year after it was announced. The appeals court accepted Texas’ argument that an expansion of immigration relief to include a wider class of undocumented immigrants would cause the state to “incur significant costs in issuing driver’s licenses to DAPA beneficiaries” – a basic “harm” requirement for any litigant seeking stand to sue. A ...

"Frontline" summary on immigration and Obama's Executive Action

Board of Church & Society

October 25, 2015

PBS Frontline aired a great show on the story of the immigration battle that showcases all the work that went into Obama's executive action. This is worth the watch if you get a chance:

Immigration Updates from Bruce Lamb

Board of Church & Society

October 23, 2015

Updates on some of the current immigration issues surrounding the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability(DAPA) program.