Faith In Action
Please contact your Senators to support the Dream Act of 2017. NBC News is reporting, "The legislation was introduced with some urgency because a group of conservative state attorneys general has issued an ultimatum on the subject to President Donald Trump.
They’ve demanded that by Sept. 5, his administration stop renewing or granting temporary deportation deferrals and work permits to young immigrants through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The DACA program was authorized by former President Barack Obama."
The consequences of repealing DACA would be severe and profound, as it would put the nearly 800,000 dreamers at immediate risk of deportation.
Having given us their best advice and counsel, and having made requests of us, each Conference, association, and local church within the United Church of Christ now begins the covenantal responsibility of reviewing what General Synod has discerned, and asking itself, "What does this mean for us? What now shall we do in response?"
written by Randy Meyer
Last June the Good Shepherd and the Green Valley/Sahuarita Samaritans agreed to accompany a Honduran family that was getting ready to present themselves to immigration officials at the US/Mexico Border.
In major court cases the Southwest Conference has been actively opposing the President's executive orders on immigration.
Make contact; make a difference. Senate leaders will release draft healthcare legislation soon. Continue to urge Congress to improve access to health care instead of deconstructing it.
President Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris Climate Accord violates the values and vision that are basic to Christian faith.