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Shurtleff to take federal lobbying job
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:10pm | Type: Press

December 4, 2012 Sojo in the News Matt Canham ...

GOP should rally around immigration reform, Utah A.G. says
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:08pm | Type: Press

December 4, 2012 Sojo in the News Matt Canham ...

Hispanic mega-donors eye immigration
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:16pm | Type: Press

December 3, 2012 Sojo in the News Anna Palmer ...

Opinion: From Distinct Political Voices, a Clarion Call for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:07pm | Type: Press

December 4, 2012 Sojo in the News Ali Noorani ...

Utah leaders take immigration ideas to national summit
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:29pm | Type: Press

December 4, 2012 Sojo in the News Andrew Adams ...

Drafter of Utah Compact calls document 'gold standard' for fixing nation's immigration problems
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:28pm | Type: Press

December 4, 2012 Sojo in the News Marjorie Cortez ...

Immigration Coalition Calls Out 'Small' Anti-Amnesty Faction of GOP
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:59pm | Type: Press

December 5, 2012 Sojo in the News Stephanie Samuel ...

Group Pushes Rare Moment to Solve Immigration Issue
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:56pm | Type: Press

December 5, 2012 Sojo in the News Paul Strand ...

Pro-Immigration Conservatives Seek Moral High Ground
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:54pm | Type: Press

December 5, 2012 Sojo in the News Jordan Fabian ...

Pro-immigration conservative activists plan their strategy
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:15pm | Type: Press

December 3, 2012 Sojo in the News Peter Wallsten ...

Praising Immigrants, Bush Leads Conservative Appeal for G.O.P. to Soften Tone
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:27pm | Type: Press

December 4, 2012 Sojo in the News Julia Preston ...

GOP Immigration Push Grows
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:26pm | Type: Press

December 4, 2012 Sojo in the News Miriam Jordan ...

Congress Urged to Pass Immigration Changes
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:25pm | Type: Press

December 4, 2012 Sojo in the News Miriam Jordan ...

Coalition launches post-election campaign for immigration reform
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:10pm | Type: Press

December 4, 2012 Sojo in the News WBNS-10TV ...

Conservatives, Progressives Call for Action on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/05/2012 - 9:01am | Type: Blog

Today, both progressive and conservative leaders from the business, law enforcement, and faith communities came together in Washington, D.C., during the two-day National Strategy Session to launch a new consen ...

The Waiting
Originally Posted: 12/13/2012 - 10:26am | Type: Blog

Advent, a season during which Christians honor and attempt to approximate the longing for a Messiah more than 2,000 years ago, is often described as a chance to exercise our patience muscles. ...

Bibles, Badges, and Business: Forging Consensus on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/04/2012 - 10:05am | Type: Blog

It’s quite an accomplishment to get Bibles, Badges and Business together all in one room and agreeing on something this big. This reminds us all that Christmas and the holiday season really is a time for mirac ...

United We Dream Launches Platform for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/03/2012 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

More than 600 representatives from the United We Dream network, the largest young adult immigrant movement in the country, have signed on to a new platform calling for an “inclusive pathway to citizenship” tha ...

The Seeds of Epiphany
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 11:02am | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Sharon Harper May God cause us to cry out to those mountains of injustice, "Oh freedom!" In th ...

U.S.-Born Kids Of Deported Parents Struggle As Family Life Is 'Destroyed'
Originally Posted: 11/26/2012 - 3:51pm | Type: Blog

Thousands of children to parents living in the U.S. without citizenship are abruptly forced to carry on without one or both of their parents, as a record number of people are being deported from the U.S. Accor ...

Been There, Bordered That. So Why Are We Still So Afraid?
Originally Posted: 11/26/2012 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

We disregard the good news at our doorstep, the opportunity to live with Jesus among us, and keep on building walls at our threshold. Perhaps that's why the angels of the Bible repeat this admonishment -- ...

Evangelical leaders urge Obama, Congress to reform immigration
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:44pm | Type: Press

November 26, 2012 Sojo in the News Florida Baptist Witness ...

Super PAC Hopes to Help Republicans Collaborate on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/26/2012 - 10:10am | Type: Blog

Republicans for Immigration Reform is hoping to help those who make commitments for comprehensive reform hold on to their positions. The day after the election, many top Republic ...

Obama’s Immigration Opportunity
Originally Posted: 11/21/2012 - 8:32am | Type: Blog

With conservative opinion on immigration shifting, a unique opportunity exists to fix our nation’s broken immigration system. As President Barack Obama prepares for a second term, ...

Evangelical leaders urge Obama, Congress to reform immigration
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 2:52pm | Type: Press

November 15, 2012 Sojo in the News Tom Strode ...

Urge Obama, Boehner to Find Common Ground on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/15/2012 - 9:32am | Type: Blog

Tell our political leaders to move quickly and seek common ground on immigration reform. The election is finally over, and both parties understand the key role Latino vote ...

Evangelical Leaders Urge Immigration Shakeup
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 3:35pm | Type: Press

November 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Miriam Jordan ...

Evangelicals Give Obama 92 Days To Tackle Immigration
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 3:34pm | Type: Press

November 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Ted Hesson ...

Post-Election: A New Day for Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/12/2012 - 12:06pm | Type: Blog

Exit polling from Tuesday’s presidential election is offering new hope to activists advocating for comprehensive immigration reform. Exit polling from Tuesday’s presidential elect ...

Deportations are Not the Way to Show Respect for Veterans
Originally Posted: 11/12/2012 - 10:52am | Type: Blog

Today, any veteran who has never naturalized could be deported if he or she has a conviction for almost anything at any time in their life. This is in stark contrast with the past, when such deportations were ...

Our Interview with Jim Wallis on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 3:52pm | Type: Press

November 9, 2012 Sojo in the News Christian Piatt ...

God after 2012: How did election change religion and politics landscape?
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 3:51pm | Type: Press

November 9, 2012 Sojo in the News Elizabeth Tenety ...

Border Violence is Fast & Furious; Four Killed in Recent Weeks
Originally Posted: 10/25/2012 - 1:59pm | Type: Blog

Four deaths in six weeks across the border region, one common offender. Candles burn near the bloodstained concrete sidewalk where a youth was tragically killed when more than a d ...

NumbersUSA Stirs Up Division With New Immigrant Attack Ad
Originally Posted: 10/22/2012 - 2:59pm | Type: Blog

We all know the conversation on immigration in the United States can oftentimes become contentious, with inaccurate portrayals of immigrants inhibiting progress. The most recent attempt to fuel the debate with ...

Immigration Reform: The Only Way to Solve America’s Agricultural Woes
Originally Posted: 10/18/2012 - 10:14am | Type: Blog

As a Georgia resident I can tell you first hand the negative effects hardlined immigration policies have on rural communities whose economies depend on agriculture. America is in ...

Young Evangelicals, Election 2012, and Common Ground
Originally Posted: 10/16/2012 - 2:48pm | Type: Blog

What culture war? At a survey release of young evangelicals and proceeding panel discussion, common ground was the pervading theme. What culture war? At a survey release of young ...

Immigration Court: Broken but Fixable
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 4:20pm | Type: Blog

As a journalist I covered state and federal civil and criminal cases for more than 30 years and only occasionally did I find myself in the U.S. Immigration courts. So when I read California attorney Peter Afra ...

Remind the AP That People Aren’t 'Illegal'
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 1:40pm | Type: Blog

The words we use are powerful, especially when it comes to talking about people created in God’s image. The words we use are powerful, especially when it comes to talking about p ...

Immigration Leaders Gather to Discuss Need for Reform
Originally Posted: 10/09/2012 - 10:53am | Type: Blog

The solution that is developed by the federal government must be a conglomeration of multifaceted mechanisms that address the brokenness of our current system at the policy, legal, and administrative level. ...

What Was Really Said at the Debate?
Originally Posted: 10/04/2012 - 3:56pm | Type: Blog

Despite all the arguing there was much left unsaid by President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney at Wednesday night's debate. Last night millions of Americans watched the fi ...

A DREAM Economy
Originally Posted: 10/01/2012 - 2:49pm | Type: Blog

The Center for American Progress has released a study showing that passage of the DREAM Act would create an economic boom of over $300 billion dollars and create nearly 1.5 million jobs — not to mention, it is ...

Dropping the 'I' Word
Originally Posted: 09/26/2012 - 9:55am | Type: Blog

Those using the term “undocumented” have noted the changing circumstances within the culture and recognize that using such inflammatory terminology only adds fuel to the proverbial political fire around the is ...

Love Bug: Kids Flourish When We Focus on Their Strengths
Originally Posted: 09/18/2012 - 11:42am | Type: Blog

Bralyan loves bugs. I met him during the first week of school as I conducted the standard assessment of how many words he could read per minute from a second-grade story. After the assessment, I gave him the c ...

Christians push for new immigration process as they support deferred status
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 1:36pm | Type: Press

August 22, 2012 Sojo in the News Noel Castellanos ...

How to Change Politics
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 2:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis No, that isn’t a typo. Sojourners stood side by side with Focus on the Family to draw attention to the plight of millions who ...

Simply Seeing
Originally Posted: 09/10/2012 - 1:26pm | Type: Blog

Did I see my student's mother as an undocumented immigrant? I simply saw her as a mom who cares deeply for her children, just as I am a dad who cares deeply for mine. I simply saw her as a parent who trus ...

Protecting Immigrant Families: Webinar on Family Unity Waivers
Originally Posted: 08/29/2012 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

On September 10, the Coalition will host a webinar from 4-5 p.m. EDT for faith leaders interested in learning more about Family Unity Waivers. Whether encouraging children to suc ...

Living Letters
Originally Posted: 08/29/2012 - 11:51am | Type: Blog

Is America a place where she really can become an architect, a lawyer or anything she wants to become? And will the schools prepare her? Odeth is a living letter to me and to you. Her life asks a vital questio ...

GOP Convention’s Religious Leaders Agree on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 08/29/2012 - 11:13am | Type: Blog

The views of religious leaders offering prayer at the RNC differ sharply from the Republicans’ own platform. If you blink, you might miss the fact that the religious luminaries o ...

Christian groups battle Jan Brewer over drivers licenses for young illegal immigrants
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 1:35pm | Type: Press

August 27, 2012 Sojo in the News Phoenix Business Journal ...