John Lewis’ Last Words

Photo Credit: Pouya Dianat Congressman John Lewis, who died on July 17, wrote this essay shortly before his death. He wanted it to be published on the day of his funeral. His staff provided a copy of the essay to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on the morning of July 30, four hours before his 11 a.m.…

Take action against asylum destruction

There are only a few days left to comment on PROPOSED NEW REGULATIONS  by the Trump administration that will decimate the U.S. Asylum system.   We must use our voice and collective power to oppose these new rules by sending comments to the Federal Register immediately with a deadline of July 15, 2020. TAKE ACTION NOW:…

May Advocacy Letter

May’s advocacy letter continues to call on elected officials to protect migrants during the COVID-19 pandemic. A sample letter is included below. Please send a letter to each of our US Senators, Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, and your Congress Member. Due to the time-sensitive nature of the Coronavirus affecting conditions along the border, please mail…

IWC Condemns Coercive ICE Action That Separates Families And Children During COVID-19 Pandemic

SAN ANTONIO (May 15, 2020)  – The Interfaith Welcome Coalition, a faith-based network dedicated to assisting asylum seekers, refugees and at-risk immigrants, today joined human rights and civil rights advocates demanding that federal immigration halt the renewed separation of children from their families in the midst of a global pandemic. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials…

‘Wall in the Desert’ EP to benefit IWC

Inspired by human stories of immigration and asylum, an extended-play soundtrack by bassist/composer Joël Dilley will benefit the Interfaith Welcome Coalition.  https://interfaithwelcomecoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/20.4.16-S.-Texas-Jazz-Project–WITD.mp3 Listen to the story of Wall in the Desert on KRTU 91.7 FM In the universal language of music, Wall in the Desert captures the dramatic and dangerous journey of those uprooted and displaced by violence,…