Stories on U.S. immigration and policies. Also international developments on immigration.
"Our concern is rooted in our Christian belief that each human life is made in the image of God..."
Top evangelicals urge release of some immigration detainees during virus
by: Paul O’Donnell NEW YORK, April 14, 2020 (AP) — Nine leaders at evangelical Christian organizations are urging the Trump administration to release people from immigration detention facilities “who doRead More
The majority of these people are not violent criminals...
Opinion: Immigrants in detention don’t deserve a death sentence
by: Paul O’Donnell (Alexia Salvatierra) April 4, 2020 (RNS) — Early Sunday morning, a federal court judge ordered immigration authorities to begin to release children in detention to protect themRead More
Discussion and prayer for the multi-ethnic church in Chicagoland
World Relief luncheon discusses multi-ethnic churches
WHEATON, Ill., Feb. 20, 2020 — On Thursday, Feb. 20, church leaders came to a World Relief – DuPage/Aurora luncheon at Faith Covenant Church, Wheaton. Keith Draper, World Relief –Read More
t’s against this Islamophobic backdrop that we need to examine Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's decision to opt out of the United States refugee resettlement program...
Opinion: Texas’ misguided decision on refugees is state-sponsored Islamophobia
by: Paul O’Donnell Jan. 15, 2020 (RNS) — Texas always seems to lead the way in hate — quite literally: we account for 10% of the country’s hate groups, manyRead More
The family is praying God would provide an unexpected way for them to stay in the U.S., or at least reduce their time in England.
NAMB (North American Mission Board – SBC), San Diego association back church planter facing deportation
by Liz Tablazon/Biblical Recorder SAN DIEGO, Jan. 17, 2020 (BP) — The San Diego Southern Baptist Association (SDSBA) and the North American Mission Board (NAMB) are standing behind a BritishRead More
A document outlining the plans — timed to coincide with the third anniversary of Trump's January 2017 executive order...
White House considering dramatic expansion of travel ban
by: Roxanne Stone WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2020 (AP) — The White House is considering dramatically expanding its much-litigated travel ban to additional countries amid a renewed election-year focus on immigrationRead More
Male and female students are invited.
Aurora literacy center to offer citizenship classes
AURORA, Ill., Jan. 12, 2020—Free citizenship classes will be offered February through April by the Dominican Literacy Center of Aurora. Male and female students are invited. Parking and instruction areRead More
A ruling on that request is expected by Jan. 17, according to LIRS.
Most states agree to admit refugees as judge hears lawsuit to stop resettlement order
by: Emily McFarlan Miller Jan. 8, 2020 (RNS) — A federal judge in Maryland heard arguments Wednesday (Jan. 8) in a lawsuit by three faith-based organizations against the U.S. governmentRead More