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November 16, 2015  
Remembering the One Year Anniversary
of Executive Action, and Preparing for
Next Steps Ahead 

THIS FRIDAY, November 20 th, will mark one year since President Obama took executive action to announce immigration relief which could have offered temporary assistance and healing to 4-5 million undocumented immigrants and their families. Since nearly the time of the announcement, implementation of key provisions of the President's relief, such as extended DACA and DAPA, have been blocked by the courts. 

Last week, in the wake of a latest ruling by the 5 th Circuit Court, DHM issued the following statement.  "During each month that the President's Immigration Accountability Executive Action has remained blocked in the courts, we have learned of more members within our Disciples family of faith who live in the pain of separation and fear of division from their loved ones.  We recognize the President's action would only bring temporary relief, and we continue to advocate for Congressional action on deeply needed immigration reform legislation that is just, humane and compassionate.  Yet in the absence of such legislative solutions, we celebrated the President's announced protections last year, and partnered months ago to communicate their pain through a faith leaders' Amicus Brief to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals." To read the full statement, click here.

Now THIS WEEK, we encourage you to consider reading information on " next steps" from the National Immigration Law Center. Also, JOIN IN A LOCAL ACTION TO MARK THE ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF EXECUTIVE ACTION, AND PREPARE FOR THESE NEXT STEPS, IN YOUR AREA!!  See a list of multiple actions around the country.

And, please contact our office at: or 202-957-7826 if you are aware of other events-and to share your pictures as you participate in actions this week!!

Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea
Director of Refugee & Immigration Ministries
Disciples Home Missions

Five Thomas Circle, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005-4153
(202) 957-7826 (Cell)

Refugee & Immigration Ministries is a ministry of Disciples Home Missions in Partnership with the Christian Church Capital Area and the Disciples Center for Public Witness

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