The Department of Homeland Security recently issued a proposed rule changing the definition of what it means to be a “public charge.” These new rules could potentially impact the life and well-being of millions of immigrant families. Currently immigrants must meet several requirements before obtaining permanent residency and citizenship.
An assessment of whether an immigrant is a “public charge” evaluates whether that person will rely on public assistance. The new rules greatly expand the definition of what qualifies as a public charge; and if finalized, will penalize tax-paying immigrants’ families and create an immigration system that prioritizes the wealthy few over families working to secure a future in the United States.
Casas Adobes UCC had a prayer service for peace in remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended WWI. Members of the congregation gathered after 11am with the Sunday school children gathered around the campus "Peace Pole" for a prayer service led by Pastors Len Sylvester and John Angiulo.