Take Action to Support Migrants
Urge world leaders and the United Nations to provide safety and hope for people forced to flee their country by clicking here.
Tell Congress to Honor Immigrant Moms this Mother’s Day
Faith in Public Life, a national network of nearly 50,000 clergy and faith leaders, is asking Americans to reach out to Congress next week and ask them to honor all moms this Mother’s Day by upholding immigration policies that protect and unite immigrant families.
Specifically, they are calling on Congress to:
- Stop the detention of pregnant moms
- Defund immigration enforcement efforts that separate moms from their children in the interior U.S. and at the border.
- Reject further limits to family-based sponsorship
- Provide Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders a path to citizenship
As stated on their website, “As people of faith, we value the sanctity of the family and believe that the government should act to bring families together, not keep them apart. That’s been a basic element of our immigration system for the past fifty years, and we can’t abandon it.” Click here to sign the petition.
Take Action to Save TPS
Last Friday, the Administration announced its devastating but unsurprising decision to cancel Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 57,000 Hondurans. This will force the people from Honduras to return to the 4th most violent country in the world. In the past year, the Department of Homeland Security has ended TPS for nearly every country to which it had previously been granted, bringing the total number of people who will lose their status to close to 400,000, including over 260,000 Salvadorans. Most Central Americans with TPS have lived here for over 20 years and are parents to U.S. citizens.
In the House, Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) introduced the American Promise Act, and in the Senate, Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) introduced the SECURE Act. Both would give all TPS recipients a pathway to citizenship. It is essential for these bills to gather as much support as possible. Your elected officials need to hear from you that this is a priority. Click here to send an email to tell Congress to take action now to protect TPS holders.