IWC Statement On Freeman Coliseum

The Interfaith Welcome Coalition, a broad, faith-based group dedicated to meeting the ever-changing needs of asylum seekers and at-risk immigrants is urging the Biden administration  to streamline the processing and release of children/unaccompanied minors who have crossed America’s southern border seeking safety and are currently being housed at the Freeman Coliseum.  “We are hearing very…

IWC chair featured in ‘Washington Post’ article on immigration policy changes

Interfaith Welcome Coalition chairperson Dan Klein was quoted in a recent Washington Post article titled “Texas family detention centers expected to transform into rapid-processing hubs.” The article reads: The Biden administration is preparing to convert its immigrant family detention centers in South Texas into Ellis Island-style rapid-processing hubs that will screen migrant parents and children…

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.…

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…