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April 7, 2014
Immigration Advocacy Network Newsletter: March- April 2014   The House passes the punitive ENFORCE Act; the Administration pledges to review deportation practices; what is a discharge petition anyway?; and more in this month’s newsletter! Advocacy Calendar Legislative and Administrative Updates Immigration in the News Resources Advocacy Calendar   Call-in...
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January 23, 2014
As we journey through the holy season of Epiphany, we at Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) are given pause to reflect on our call to the ministry of refugee resettlement. The image of the Holy Family in EMM’s logo takes on new resonance at this time of year, as we remember that we seek and serve Jesus in the refugee families who come to our shores. They are new holy families finding...
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January 23, 2014
On a recent cold, snowy night, a group of parishioners and refugee supporters gathered at Christ Church Cathedral in Lexington, Kentucky, to witness a heart-warming performance. The Kentucky Refugee Children’s choir – formed in 2013 through an initiative of EMM’s affiliate partners at Kentucky Refugee Ministries – performed a slate of three delightful songs. The choir is...
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January 23, 2014
When you speak with refugees about their initial experiences resettling in the United States, one of the first things they often describe is the difficult adjustment to a new climate. For newcomers from Africa, the Middle East, and other warm climates, the winter in northern American cities can be a brutal shock. Many have never seen snow, experienced freezing wind chills, or even owned a heavy...
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January 23, 2014
Sal Rubino’s family came to the United States as immigrants from Italy, and he grew up with the story of how hard work and perseverance made a better life possible in America. Rubino and his wife Cindy own and operate The Café, a popular breakfast and lunch restaurant in Louisville. Over the course of more than 10 years, they’ve built a strong working relationship with EMM...
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October 1, 2013
    Immigration Action Newsletter August recess is over and Congress is back!  Where does CIR stand? What can we do to keep up the pressure in October? Upcoming advocacy opportunities, legislative updates and more below! Advocacy Calendar CIR and Legislative Update Immigration in the News   ADVOCACY CALENDAR October 5th National Mobilization Many faithful...
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June 13, 2013
Statement of Church World Service The Episcopal Church HIAS Human Rights First Jubilee Campaign USA Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service National Association of Evangelicals Organization for Refuge, Asylum, and Migration Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants US Conference of Catholic Bishops Women’s Refugee Commission and...
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May 16, 2013
"A few years ago, government authorities in Turkmenistan persecuted a woman and her son because they had converted to Christianity. The son was tortured to death. The woman was twice detained and tortured. She fled to the United States, where, suffering from panic attacks and depression, she tried to kill herself. Later, after stabilizing, she learned about political asylum and applied for...