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Take 5 for Advocacy -August 2021

“I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.” ~ Lily Tomlin This week, join the chorus of voices urging an end to Title 42, an ineffective and discriminatory policy implemented by the Trump administration––and continuing under the Biden administration––that uses a misleading public health rationale to block and expel refugees and unaccompanied children. Take…

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…

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…