Background We are fast approaching the first anniversary of the date that President Obama announced the DAPA program, and the week of November 15-21, 2015 has been selected as a time of national action to dramatize the lack of progress on alleviating the problems that immigrants face. The UUSJ Steering Committee urges members and congregations … Continued
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Jail is no place for children.
Yet hundreds of refugee children and their mothers are currently being imprisoned in for-profit detention camps, which are essentially jails, in the Southwestern United States. This is a violation of their basic dignity and human rights. Join us in calling on President Obama to release these imprisoned children.
The new program the President launched (called DAPA) will permit undocumented persons who have lived here continuously for over five years, have at least one child who is a citizen or lawful permanent resident, are willing to pay a fee and any back taxes they owe, and have lived within the law (no serious criminal record) to apply for a three-year deferral from deportation.
Thursday, October 22 – Sunday, October 25
The second annual Greater Washington Immigration FilmFest will showcase the movies in Maryland, Washington and Virginia. UU churches and congregations are sponsoring the screenings, as well as local colleges and embassies.
Dozens of UU congregations are participating in new sanctuary coalitions and are encouraging other congregations to join. If your congregation is not already participating, you may want to consider doing so. In addition to offering physical sanctuary, congregations can be part of the sanctuary movement by working to stop deportations, and by assisting people in sanctuary and the churches that are providing it.
Virginia has not passed the Dream Act but Attorney General Herring has issued a legal opinion stating VA colleges and universities should allow Dreamers to pay in-state tuition!
The UU Service Committee (UUSC) supported the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) and the Torture Abolition and Survivor Support Coalition (TASSC) in producing “Tortured and Detained: Survivor Stories of U.S. Immigration Detention”
Join UUA President Rev. Peter Morales and interfaith leaders in calling on President Obama to suspend deportations that tear families apart.
This special report by Cecilia Menjívar and Olivia Salcido for the Immigration Policy Center looks at immigration law, which on its face appears gender neutral, but actually contains gender biases that create barriers for many women trying to gain legalization within the current immigration system.