Episcopal Church bishops challenge Trump, Congress on DACA in NYTimes ad

[Episcopal News Service] Some 125 Episcopal Church bishops signed a full-page ad that ran Sept. 21 in the New York Times, imploring President Donald Trump and member of Congress not to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the program known as DACA. “To do so would endanger the lives of thousands of young people […]

El Obispo Primado y la presidente de la Cámara de Diputados sobre el DACA: ‘Estamos con los Soñadores y haremos todo que podamos para apoyarlos’

Hoy nuestros corazones están con aquellos a los que se conocen como “los soñadores”—esos jóvenes, mujeres y hombres, que fueron traídos a este país de niños, que se criaron aquí y cuya primera identidad cultural y nacional es estadounidense. Creemos que estos jóvenes son hijos de Dios y que merecen una oportunidad de vivir vidas […]

Episcopalians say Trump’s DACA decision is not the last word

From Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., activists are mobilizing to convince Congress

[Episcopal News Service] Many Episcopalians vowed to fight to preserve the federal immigration policy known as DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and to support the 800,000 “Dreamers” it impacts, after the Trump administration announced Sept. 5 an end to the program. The administration announced that it would phase out the DACA policy, giving Congress six […]

Presiding Bishop, House of Deputies president on DACA

We stand with the Dreamers and will do all that we can to support them

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings have issued the following statement concerning the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Today our hearts are with those known as the Dreamers—those young women and men who […]

Interfaith Leaders to President Trump and Congress: Support Dreamers, keep DACA in place

[Episcopal Diocese of Washington] In response to growing concerns about President Trump’s consideration of discontinuing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, His Eminence Donald Cardinal Wuerl, archbishop of Washington; the Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington; Rabbi M. Bruce Lustig, senior rabbi of Washington Hebrew Congregation; and […]

Manhattan Episcopal church and community protect, fight for Guatemalan mom

Amanda Morales and children, facing separation by deportation, granted legal review

[Episcopal News Service] Amanda Morales Guerra might be ripped from her children’s lives and returned to the violent country she fled 14 years ago. That real fear drove Morales, 33, a Guatemalan native in danger of deportation for entering and living in the United States illegally, to seek sanctuary more than a week ago at […]

Iglesia episcopal de Manhattan y su comunidad protegen a una madre guatemalteca y luchan por sus derechos

A Amanda Morales y sus hijos, que se enfrentan a la separación y la deportación, les han concedido una revisión legal

[Episcopal News Service] Amanda Morales Guerra podría ser arrancada de las vidas de sus hijos y devuelta al violento país del que huyó hace 14 años. El auténtico temor llevó a Morales, guatemalteca de 33 años en riesgo de deportación por entrar y vivir ilegalmente en Estados Unidos, a buscar santuario en la iglesia episcopal Santa […]

New York bishop gives ‘full support’ to church providing sanctuary to immigrant, child

[Episcopal Diocese of New York] A statement on sanctuary by the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, the Rt. Rev. Andrew ML Dietsche, and on the Aug. 17 widely-publicized announcement that Holyrood Parish in Manhattan had provided sanctuary to an undocumented immigrant. August 18, 2017 The Episcopal Diocese of New York has numerous […]

Episcopales se unen a activistas de inmigración en el empeño de ‘liquidar la colusión de la ICE’

Activistas interreligiosos de Los Ángeles erosionan una escultura de hielo y las políticas de deportación

[Episcopal News Service] Un grupo de episcopales se sumó a la manifestación de unos 200 activistas pro inmigración que se congregaron frente al Palacio de Justicia del Condado de Los Ángeles el 3 de agosto, llevando pancartas, tocando tambores y coreando “escucha, estamos en la lucha”. También dejaron derretir una escultura de hielo con las […]

Episcopalians join immigration activists in vowing to ‘melt the ICE collusion’

Los Angeles interfaith activists chip away at ice sculpture, deportation policies

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians joined about 200 immigration activists in front of the Los Angeles County Hall of Justice on Aug. 3, bearing signs, beating drums and chanting “Escucha, estamos en la lucha” (“Listen, we are in the struggle”). They also chipped away at a melting ice sculpture, shaped in the letters I-C-E, acronym for […]