Article | October 23, 2013 | Gosia Wozniacka | The Associated Press
October 17, 2013
Immigrant rights activists in Oregon are asking the city of Portland to stop buying bonds from Wells Fargo, which has a mutual fund with shares in a company that operates immigration detention centers.
The request is part of a nationwide campaign to get investors to divest from private prison companies. Most recently, the campaign has focused on local institutions such as cities, counties and universities. Read more >
At a march in Washington last week, thousands of people rallied — and 200 were arrested — making the case for comprehensive immigration reform. On Saturday, 300 small groups from evangelical organizations in 30 states began nine days of prayer for immigration reform. Read more >
NNIRR has joined dozens of other organizations today in opposing the dangerous SAFE Act (HR 2278), still pending in the House of Representatives. While groups in Washington and elsewhere have recently rallied for stalled action on immigration reform in the House, a letter with nationwide endorsers urges House leaders Boehner and Pelosi to stop any action on the SAFE Act, whether as a stand alone bill or as part of any other legislation. Read more >