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VIDEO: President Obama Speaks on Immigration Policy Changes
Originally Posted: 06/15/2012 - 2:37pm | Type: Blog

President Barack Obama speaks on immigration policy changes. Earlier today, the  White House announced  a change to deportation enforcement that would grant work permits to cer ...

BREAKING: Relief, Work Permits Offered to Certain Immigrants
Originally Posted: 06/15/2012 - 11:28am | Type: Blog

Jim Wallis, president and CEO of Sojourners, has been at the forefront, pushing for changes to immigration policies that rip apart families. According to the Associated Press ...

Jim Wallis, Tony Campolo to Teach at United Methodism's Wesley Seminary
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:48pm | Type: Press

June 14, 2012 Sojo in the News Kristin Rudolph ...

Evangelical Radio Messages Urge Support of Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:43pm | Type: Press

June 14, 2012 Sojo in the News Michael Burg ...

Immigration: Unity, Morality and Common Sense
Originally Posted: 06/14/2012 - 3:46pm | Type: SojoMail

June 14, 2012   QUOTE OF THE WEEK "The most important thi ...

Vargas: Journalist and Immigration Rights Activist
Originally Posted: 06/14/2012 - 1:12pm | Type: Blog

Jose Antonio Vargas writes the TIME cover story on undocumented immigrants. A year after publically admitting his status as an undocumented immigrant, journalist Jose Antonio Va ...

Immigration: Unity, Morality and Common Sense
Originally Posted: 06/14/2012 - 12:06pm | Type: Blog

Tuesday was a big day. Nearly 150 evangelical leaders signed onto an “Evangelical Statement of Immigration Reform.” Instead of ideology, we came together because of morality and common sense. And that’s what l ...

Evangelicals Are Polarizing the Immigrant Rights Movement
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:42pm | Type: Press

June 14, 2012 Sojo in the News Erwin de Leon ...

Catholic Church Supports Evangelical Statement on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:10pm | Type: Press

June 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Michael Gryboski ...

Evangelicals call for immigration reform
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:09pm | Type: Press

June 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Alan Bean ...

Evangelical leaders push for immigration reform
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:07pm | Type: Press

June 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Raisa Camargo ...

Even Evangelicals Agree: Congress Needs to Take Action on Immigration
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:07pm | Type: Press

June 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Seth Hoy ...

150 evangelicals, from left & right, call for comprehensive immigration reform
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:06pm | Type: Press

June 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Tom Strode ...

Evangelical Officials Unite to Mobilize for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:05pm | Type: Press

June 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Christian M. Stempert ...

Evangelical radio ad urges Christians to support immigration reform
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:04pm | Type: Press

June 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Liz Goodwin ...

Diverse Evangelical Coalition Calls for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:03pm | Type: Press

June 13, 2012 Sojo in the News CBN News ...

Liberal, Conservative Evangelicals Unite for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:50pm | Type: Press

June 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Michael Gryboski ...

Evangelical group calls for bipartisan, ‘humane’ immigration reform
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:56pm | Type: Press

June 12, 2012 Sojo in the News Jerilyn Forsythe ...

Leading evangelicals back immigration reform
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:49pm | Type: Press

June 13, 2012 Sojo in the News David Olson ...

Evangelical Leaders Unite to Flex Political Power in Support of Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:51pm | Type: Press

June 12, 2012 Sojo in the News Don Golden ...

Evangelical Groups Call for New Stance on Illegal Immigration
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:35pm | Type: Press

June 12, 2012 Sojo in the News Tripp Gabriel ...

Focus on the Family joins evangelical call for immigration reform
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:34pm | Type: Press

June 12, 2012 Sojo in the News Paloma Esquivel ...

Southerners, evangelicals setting a course for immigration reform
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:34pm | Type: Press

June 12, 2012 Sojo in the News U.S. Catholic ...

What Does the New Statement on Immigration Reform Actually Mean?
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:33pm | Type: Press

June 12, 2012 Sojo in the News Tobin Grant ...

Evangelicals Push Immigration Reform By Lobbying And Preaching
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:17pm | Type: Press

June 12, 2012 Sojo in the News Elise Foley ...

Immigrant Discrimination Through a Child's Eyes
Originally Posted: 06/12/2012 - 4:56pm | Type: Blog

The story of Harriet Tubman is still being lived out today in the lives of Latino families in my school and across the country. We made a circle for our guided reading time. I sat ...

Politico Influence 6/12/12
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:16pm | Type: Press

June 12, 2012 Sojo in the News David Levinthal ...

Focus on the Family's Jim Daly on a New Stance on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:15pm | Type: Press

June 12, 2012 Sojo in the News Sarah Pulliam Bailey ...

Evangelical Leaders Announce Immigration Table Launch
Originally Posted: 06/13/2012 - 10:37am | Type: Blog

Church leaders today gathered in Washington, D.C., to announce the launch of the Evangelical Immigration Table – a broad coalition of organizations, churches and pastors from across the political and religious ...

LIVE STREAM: Evangelical Leaders Unite on Principles for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 06/12/2012 - 11:06am | Type: Blog

Evangelical leaders from across the political and religious spectrum meet today to call for immigration reform based on a set of five principles:  Respects  the God-given dignity of every person Protects  the unity of the immediate family ...

Focus on the Family president comes out in favor of immigration reform
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:14pm | Type: Press

June 12, 2012 Sojo in the News Liz Goodwin ...

Compassion in the Midst of Poverty
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 11:01am | Type: Blog

I curse my student's poverty and will fight for things like nutritional aid for low-income mothers-to-be and young children, quality public schools, aid to low-income college students and universal health ...

Alabama Pastor's Take on Latest Anti-Immigrant Legislation
Originally Posted: 06/04/2012 - 1:35pm | Type: Blog

In my beloved Alabama, where 3 percent of the population (largely Hispanic) is estimated to be undocumented, our state government has created the harshest and most egregious anti-immigrant laws in the country. ...

Hundreds Protest Alabama Immigration Law
Originally Posted: 05/31/2012 - 3:41pm | Type: Blog

Hundreds of Alabamians gathered at the state Capitol grounds after their legislators passed HB 658, a harsher version of now infamous anti-immigrant HB56. Hundreds of Alabamians ...

Crisis on the Canadian Border
Originally Posted: 05/29/2012 - 2:35pm | Type: Blog

Harsh crackdowns on immigrant communities by law enforcement instill fear and breed distrust, preventing members of those communities from seeking help in moments of crisis and reporting legitimate offenses or ...

Immigration: Joel Osteen Gets Political
Originally Posted: 05/21/2012 - 1:00pm | Type: Blog

In an uncharacteristic move, televangelist and bestselling author Joel Osteen, senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, stepped into the political arena briefly to talk about Alabama's House Bi ...

The 'Field of Panties': Sexual Violence and Immigrant Farmworkers
Originally Posted: 05/21/2012 - 10:23am | Type: Blog

They call it the field de calzon — the "field of panties" — because so many rapes happen there. On Wednesday, the organization Human Rights Watch released the report Cultivating Fear: The Vulnerabili ...

Violence Against Women Act Faces Congressional Threat
Originally Posted: 05/16/2012 - 11:26am | Type: Blog

Some victims, it seems, are more worthy than other victims. This is the clear message sent by a deeply flawed version of the Violence Against Women Act that is headed for a vote in the U.S. House of Representa ...

As a Nation of Immigrants, What Do We Value?
Originally Posted: 05/10/2012 - 1:33pm | Type: Blog

Our friends at the National Immigration Forum started a new campaign today to advocate for Citizenship and Integration grant funding. Our friends at the  National Immigrati ...

Called to Welcome the Stranger
Originally Posted: 05/01/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Blog

If, as Christians claims, the story of the Bible is important to us, then we shouldn’t be so worried about foreigners; we shouldn’t be so afraid of immigrants. Editor's N ...

Religious Left Holds Prayer Vigil at Supreme Court Over Immigration Law
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 5:46pm | Type: Press

April 25, 2012 Sojo in the News Napp Nazworth ...

Arizona's Immigration Legislation Undermines Christian Values
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 5:44pm | Type: Press

April 25, 2012 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

SCOTUS Hears Immigration Arguments
Originally Posted: 04/25/2012 - 2:58pm | Type: Blog

Early news reports indicate that the justices were sympathetic to the provision allowing police officers to check the immigration status of people who are arrested or otherwise detained. ...

Polarizing Politics by Defending the Declaration
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 5:59pm | Type: Press

April 25, 2012 Sojo in the News Andrew Walker ...

Arizona's Immigration Legislation Undermines Christian Values
Originally Posted: 04/25/2012 - 2:58pm | Type: Blog

SB 1070 is not just ethically bankrupt but undermines basic Christian values and American ideals. Today, the Supreme Court is hearing a case about the constitutionality of Arizon ...

See It, Say It: The Supreme Court Should Strike Down SB 1070
Originally Posted: 04/24/2012 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

This week, I’m one of many Americans hoping that the Supreme Court will strike down Arizona’s extreme anti-immigration law, SB 1070. “See it, say it.” We’re urged, these da ...

In Advance of SCOTUS Hearing, National Religious Leaders Kick off 48 Hour Vigil to Stop Arizona’s Harsh Anti-Immigrant Laws
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 5:47pm | Type: Press

April 24, 2012 Sojo in the News Interfaith Immigration Coalition ...

Faith Leaders Target Alabama's Immigration Bill With Ad
Originally Posted: 04/05/2012 - 9:08am | Type: Blog

Yesterday, a diverse group of faith leaders in Alabama released a television ad targeting Alabama's HB 56 -- the worst anti-immigrant law in the country. Yesterday,  a div ...

BREAKING: ICE Arrests 3,100
Originally Posted: 04/03/2012 - 10:48am | Type: Blog

This just in from the Associated Press: "The Obama administration said Monday it arrested more than 3,100 immigrants who were illegally in the country and who were convicted of serious crimes or othe ...

Pastor Who Granted Sanctuary Releases 'Why Am I a Deportation Priority?' Video
Originally Posted: 04/02/2012 - 12:11pm | Type: Blog

The Rev. Seth Kaper-Dale, pastor of the Reformed Church of Highland Park in Newark, NJ, has been advocating for Indonesian immigrants in his congregation. Watch a video Kaper-Dale made about the issue on God&# ...