Last week, we were encouraged to hear key Republican members in the House of Representatives signaling momentum to pass immigration reform this year. At the same time, we are eagerly awaiting the results of President Obama’s call to review the Department of Homeland Security’s enforcement procedures. This May, we can continue the momentum by letting the White House and Congress know the faith community stands together calling for fair and compassionate immigration reform.
Here at LIRS, we know that encouraging a culture of welcome means working together to build a system in which newcomers are treated with love, compassion and support. This idea has led to our current two-pronged advocacy approach, calling for both the Administration to exercise its authority to improve our enforcement and deportation practices, and the House of Representatives to pass legislative reform that includes an earned roadmap to citizenship, humane enforcement of immigration laws, and protects families, workers and other vulnerable migrants.
Our families, communities and congregations feel the impact of our broken immigration system every day. Please join us in telling the President and Members of Congress that the faith community stands with them for fair and compassionate immigration policies that welcome the stranger.
We encourage you to call for action by both, President Obama and Congress through our Action Center. Use this link to ask President Obama to end excessive detention and deportation practices, and tell Congress to pass fair and humane immigration reform through by clicking here or calling directly through the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121.
Thank you for joining us in standing for welcome.