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House Hearing Should Lead to Better Treatment of Migrants and Refugees of All Ages

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538px-US_Capitol_dome_Jan_2006I’m pleased that there’s a House hearing today to discuss providing legal status to aspiring Americans who were brought to the United States as children and are undocumented.

Today’s hearing in the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security is welcome progress towards building a more compassionate and just immigration system that allows newcomers to flourish as Americans. We at LIRS hope the hearing leads to tangible action that improves how migrants and refugees of all ages are treated under our immigration laws.

Congress now faces a historical moment where they have a real opportunity to advance the common good. Undocumented youth and their families are ready to give back to this country generously and with courage. LIRS and our network are committed to advancing immigration reform that provides a roadmap to citizenship for our neighbors, family members, and fellow Lutherans who are currently undocumented.

You can get up to speed on this hearing and the LIRS stance by reading our statement, “Addressing the Immigration Status of Illegal Immigrants Brought to the United States as Children.”

I know that your actions have helped move the debate this far. Thank you, and please go one step further now by visiting the LIRS Action Center to urge that a roadmap to citizenship be included in House immigration proposals.

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