Sulma Carina Franco-Chamale is the first person in Texas to seek sanctuary in a church since a nationwide sanctuary movement was reignited last year in Arizona. On Wednesday morning, Franco’s supporters stood by her during a press conference at the Unitarian church, chanting “Let Sulma Stay!” and holding signs that said “Sulma is welcome here.”
Tag Archives: immigration reform
On Tuesday, more than 170 organizations representing criminal justice, immigration reform and faith-based groups sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, urging the Department of Justice to end prosecutions for illegal entry and re-entry.
Texas has become the epicenter of immigrant family detention, where many families are detained in prison-like conditions and exploited by local judges.
Without a real definition of border security, state budget analysts can’t tell whether spending has been effective, and yet $815 million is proposed anyway.
What’s to like, and loathe, in the new action on immigration reform from President Obama.
Longtime immigration attorney Dan Kowalski explains what to expect tomorrow when President Barack Obama unveils his executive action on immigration.
Faith leaders are building a new nationwide sanctuary movement and urging churches across the country to offer shelter to immigrants facing deportation.
Blake Farenthold met with constituents at a Bastrop town hall Wednesday night—and reminded us why we’re unlikely to see immigration reform anytime soon.
The House Republican leadership fails to pass emergency supplemental bill for influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America
Back in 2009, the Obama administration promised reform of the massive, mostly for-profit U.S. immigrant detention system. Immigrant advocates are still waiting. The number […]