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Judge Blocks Trump’s Plan to End DACA; Gov’t Ordered to Renew Dreamers’ Applications

January 10, 2018
A U.S. judge in San Francisco temporarily barred President Donald Trump’s administration on Tuesday from ending a program shielding young people brought to the United States illegally by their parents from deportation.
The Trump administration announced in September it would rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, a decision that was challenged in multiple federal courts by a variety of Democratic state attorneys general, organizations and individuals.

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Latino Churches Fear Impact of Homeland Security Decisions

January 9, 2018

The Trump administration’s latest change in immigration policy has shaken the believers and converts from El Salvador who fill Spanish-speaking evangelical churches in the United States. The Department of Homeland Security announced Monday that it would end temporary protected status (TPS) for the roughly 200,000 Salvadorans allowed to live in the US without fear of deportation following a pair of earthquakes in their country in 2001.

Read more from Christianity Today>>

Líderes evangélicos conservadores urgen al DHS extender el TPS para los salvadoreños

January 4, 2018

Líderes evangélicos conservadores urgieron este jueves a la secretaria de Seguridad Nacional, Kirstjen Nielsen, a que extienda el Estatus de Protección Temporal (TPS) para cerca de 200,000 salvadoreños cuando anuncie su decisión el lunes próximo, para dar tiempo a que el Congreso reforme el programa.

En una carta enviada hoy, líderes de la llamada “Mesa Evangélica sobre Inmigración” (“Evangelical Immigration Table”) indicaron que si bien es necesario reformar el programa de alivio migratorio instituido por el Congreso en 1990, ese proceso requerirá tiempo, y una extensión del TPS evitará la separación de familias.

 

Read more from La Opinion>>

Cash is king in campaigns to keep immigrants under temporary protected status in U.S

January 4, 2018

Salvadorans living in the U.S. are, by most accounts, devoted workers with high workforce participation rates and better-than-average education levels compared with their countrymen still living in El Salvador.
That makes it all the more surprising that the Salvadoran government is working desperately to try to make sure hundreds of thousands of them never come back home, where they could be of huge help to rebuilding a troubled society.

Read more from the Washington Times>>

Austin pastor joins call to support Dreamers

December 20, 2017

AUSTIN—A conservative Southern Baptist pastor from Austin joined other community leaders from around Texas in urging Congress to pass permanent legislation as soon as possible to benefit Dreamers—young people brought to the United States as children.

Tim Moore, pastor of Walk Worthy Baptist Church in Austin, a congregation affiliated with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, participated in the Texas Support for Dreamers call to Congress Dec. 19.

Read more from Baptist Standard>>

Christian DACA Recipients Reflect On What They’re Thankful For This Holiday

22 November 2017

By Carol Kuruvilla

As Americans across the country prepare to gather around the Thanksgiving table, one special group of Christians is taking time to express gratitude.

Christian recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program joined together in a video to offer their thanks for the opportunities America has provided, and particularly to thank the people who have shown them kindness in the past.

Read more from Huffington Post >>

Dreamers Are Thankful

22 November 2017

By Liz Dong

With the recent cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, these are especially difficult times for nearly 800,000 DACA recipients (also known as Dreamers), immigrants brought into the country as children and who are without legal status, and continuously so for millions of undocumented immigrants living in the shadows in the U.S. 

Read more from The Christian Post >>

Russell Moore, Samuel Rodriguez and Other Evangelicals Urge Trump to Protect Immigrants and Families by Extending ‘Temporary Protected Status’ Program

2 November 2017

An evangelical coalition that lobbies for immigration reform has asked the Trump administration to extend the “Temporary Protected Status” program for four nations.

Signatories for the EIT’s letter included Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals; Shirley V. Hoogstra, president of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities; Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention; and the Reverend Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.

Read more from Black Christian News Network One >>

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