from the Interfaith Immigration Coalition
Today is the National Day of Prayer for Immigration Reform. Make TWO CALLS to tell both the House of Representatives and the White House that you pray they will act to reunite families and heal immigrant communities!
The House is refusing to act on immigration reform. The Obama Administration must stop the suffering and separation of families caused by deportations. We need to hold both the House and the White House accountable to keep families and communities together!
House leadership continues to refuse to bring immigration reform up for a vote, despite having enough bipartisan votes to pass a bill with a path to citizenship. As Republicans are predicting that they might win control of both the House and Senate in November, it is becoming less and less likely that the House will vote on immigration reform this year. We need all Representatives to hear from people of faith that delay is unacceptable, and that we need House leadership to make immigration reform a reality.
Every day that the House delays, 1,100 individuals are deported from their families and communities by the Administration. There are bold, concrete actions that President Obama can and must take to stop the pain that families and communities face due to deportations. The President has the authority to provide our undocumented community members opportunities to stay in the United States without fear of deportation. Such action could look similar to the recent Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in which undocumented individuals who came to the U.S. as children can apply to temporarily be able to travel and work legally.
TAKE ACTION TODAY!