WEB RESOURCES

ISSUES REGARDING
IMMIGRATION & ENFORCEMENT
Updated: 5/2/2009


MIGRATION & IMMIGRATION TASK FORCE

Diocese of California
The Episcopal Church


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PURPOSE & OUTLINE

"Comprehensive Immigration Reform"
accepts the desire to manage population inflows and outflows. At the same time, it seeks to respect the dignity and contributions of those who have immigrated to this country, whether or not they have met the requirements and procedures for entry and/or residence.

The issues are huge, and here we hope to give you ready references to the debate and to the reasons and means for you to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform.

EPISCOPAL CHURCH - POLICY & ADVOCACY

Episcopal Public Policy Network: "represent the social policies of the church established by the General Convention and Executive Council," including immigration and other issues of social justice. News, information, alerts.
www.episcopalchurch.org/eppn
(Click on "Immigration and Migration Policy Resource")

Episcopal Diocese of California:, Migration & Immigration Task Force
http://madreanna.org/immref

  • 2006 Resolution to implement General Convention Resolution A017.
  • 2007 Resolution to outline action on behalf of undocumented immigrants.
  • Additionally, immigration issues, Episcopal policies, resolutions; power point presentations, etc.
  • http://madreanna.org/immref

Episcopal responses to immigration issues: Search for "episcopal" & "immigration" Diocesan responses: add "diocese" to search.

WARNING

INFORMATION ON THESE WEBSITES MAY BE INACCURATE OR OUTDATED.

For reliable information, contact an attorney or qualified specialist. Things change so fast and are often so unclear, you may want to seek other opinions. Contact a immigration attorney or certified representative before making any decisions about a specific immigration case.

Please note: Sources are in alphabetical order.

"NEUTRAL"

New York Times: News, archives, articles, opinions http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/i/immigration_and_refugees

FAITH-BASED

  • American Friends' Service Committee: Includes "directory of the principal national groups ... relating to immigrant and refugee communities," includes other faiths:
    http://afsc.org/immigrants-rights/
  • Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform: coalition of Christian organizations, churches, and leaders ...:
    http://www.sojo.net/
  • Episcopal Public Policy Network: Calls to action, English/Spanish immigration news & information:
    http://www.episcopalchurch.org/eppn
  • Episcopal, Unofficial: Church policy & documents, English and/or Spanish:
    http://madreanna.org/immref
  • Interfaith Immigration Coalition: News, information, calls to action. Home of the Interfaith Immigration Platform. Links to the many faith communities participating:
    http://interfaithimmigration.org

FOR

  • America's Voice: "conducts cutting edge public opinion research, undertakes public education and provides comprehensive media analysis on the current state of the immigration debate.":
    http://americasvoiceonline.org
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA): "to promote public understanding of immigration law and policy through education, policy analysis, and support to litigators," includes some bilingual (Sp/Eng) resources:
    http://aila.org
  • Immigrant Legal Resource Center: "Promoting, educating & empowering immigrants and their advocates," includes bilingual (Eng/Sp) "help for immigrants"/"ayuda para inmigrantes" and downloadable "handbook for immigrant youth":
    http://cirnow.org
  • National Council of La Raza (NCLR): Bi-lingual (Eng/Sp) information & resources - see "immigration" under "NCLR's Work - Topics, Programs, and Policies":
    http://nclr.org
  • National Immigration Forum: "advocates and builds public support for public policies that welcome immigrants and refugees and are fair to and supportive of newcomers to our country":
    http://immigrationforum.org
  • National Immigration Law Center (NILC): "A leading expert on immigration, public benefits, and employment laws affecting immigrants and refugees:
    http://nilc.org
  • National Lawyers Guild (NLG), National Immigration Project: "working to defend and expand the rights of all immigrants in the United States," includes bilingual (Eng/Sp):
    http://www.nationalimmigrationproject.org

AGAINST

  • FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform): A major opponent:
    http://www.fairus.org/site
  • Minutemen Civil Defense Corps, Border Operation Headquarters: "To secure the borders":
    http://www.minutemanhq.com
  • Numbers USA "... help you influence Congress to turn away from policies forcing a more and more congested and regimented future for our country, our children and our grandchildren.":
    http://www.numbersusa.com

GOV'T

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