As President Obama ponders when and what executive action he will take on immigration, he has made clear that he is committed to increased border enforcement (Sept. 5 press conference in Wales).Read more >
Both Administrative and congressional action on the "border crisis" is looming, with Congress headed for its month-long summer break at the end of next week. Obama is meeting today with the presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, and he will reportedly urge them to step up their "public relations campaign" to deter people from leaving their homelands -- not exactly the policy response we think the U.S. Read more >
Blog | June 24, 2014 | Harriett Jane Olson | United Methodist Women
In a letter sent to President Obama, General Secretary and CEO Harriett Olson urges action to stop detaining and deporting people solely on the basis of immigration status and to provide provisional status until a legalization bill becomes law. The letter includes highlights of United Methodist Women's commitment and advocacy for U.S. immigration reform and global migrant rights.
The text of the open letter to the White House follows.
Tomorrow, Saturday, April 5, is a Day of Action against deportations -- an echo of the continuing demand for justice from immigrant families, communities and the immigrants' rights movement.Read more >
Join us in making a call today to end the detention bed quota!
The detention of immigrants is in itself a disastrous and inhumane policy. Filling a bed quota for detainees is outrageous. Please join this action from Detention Watch Network to end the quota! Read more >
With every advancing year, the intersection of women, migration and globalization expands and evolves, unfolding more complexities as well as opportunities for organizing and advocacy. In the U.S., women have not only continued to play leading and vibrant roles in the immigrant rights movement, but immigrant rights advocacy itself has become much stronger with a greater appreciation for the particular impacts of punitive and discriminatory policies on women. Read more >