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February 5, 2019

By: The Office of Government Relations

In 2018, Congress passed the Anti-Terrorism Clarification Act (ATCA), which updated several elements of the Anti-Terrorism Act. One consequence of this legislation is that it is preventing Palestinians from receiving U.S. government assistance, including humanitarian aid. We must urge Congress...

October 12, 2018

By: The Office of Government Relations

This week the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed a new rule that would expand the categories of public benefits that would prohibit legal immigrants from qualifying for entry into the United States or permanent residency. Under the proposed rule, the Administration would restrict...

October 3, 2018

By: The Office of Government Relations

This week, the Presiding Bishop is visiting Guam, and last week was National Voter Registration Day. In recognition of these two events, we’re highlighting the disparities in voting rights between residents of various parts of the United States.

During last summer’s General Convention,...

September 25, 2018

By: Lacy Broemel, Refugee and Immigration Policy Advisor, The Office of Government Relations

This week, the United Nations General Assembly will adopt the Global Compact on Refugees, which lays out a path for the international community to pursue solutions to further its protection of refugees. Since the adoption of the New York Declaration in 2016, which the Episcopal Church provided...

July 24, 2018

By: Lacy Broemel, Refugee and Immigration Policy Advisor, The Office of Government Relations

In recent months under the Trump Administration's “zero-tolerance” policy, more than 2,000 immigrant children, including 103 children under the age of 5, have been separated from their parents. This policy has caused immediate harm and will likely have long-term emotional and psychological...

June 18, 2018

By: Lacy Broemel, Refugee and Immigration Policy Advisor, The Office of Government Relations

In recent weeks, you may have heard reports of a “migrant caravan” traveling through Mexico on the way to the U.S. As people of faith, we must hear these stories and see that these people are brothers and sisters seeking a better and safer life for themselves and their families. The majority of...

March 26, 2018

By: Lacy Broemel, Refugee and Immigration Policy Advisor, The Office of Government Relations

On March 31st, which is the halfway point for Federal Fiscal Year 2018, the U.S. will have resettled less than 10,000 refugees out of the 45,000 refugees the Administration has set as the goal for this year. Current projections show that at this pace the U.S. may resettle the lowest annual...

February 9, 2018

By: The Office of Government Relations

As we continue to move further into the new legislative year, we would like to take the opportunity to highlight the priorities of The Office of Government Relations for 2018. Drawing from the priorities of General Convention and Episcopal Church leadership, we have...

February 1, 2018

By: Lacy Broemel, Refugee and Immigration Policy Advisor, The Office of Government Relations

Defend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) 

Update on TPS for Syria 2/1/2018

"On January 21, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that the administration will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syria for 18 months. We welcome this...

September 21, 2017

By: The Office of Government Relations

Check out this brief list of some of our recent sign-on letters--a method of advocacy we use often in coalition with other organizations and churches.

Recent letters include:

Support of the State Department's Office of Religion and Global Affairs Anti-...

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