Refugee Resettlement Numbers

Immigration Task Force Survey Report 2018

San Antonio Mennonite Church:  Hope for refugees, escaping assassins, opening a new shelter, May 21, 2019

Resource about what immigrants and pastors and lawyers can do in case of ICE raids:  https://mailchi.mp/96953edc49ad/taqxy4idhx?e=a48e859582

MCC Detainee Kits:  https://mcc.org/sites/mcc.org/files/media/common/documents/immigrationdetaineekitsfinal_1.pdf

Mennonite Church USA July 2019 Immigration Resolution

Websites for Immigration Resources:

Information about immigration:

Resources from Citizens of God’s Kingdom workshop, March 1-2, 2013

TIME: A byproduct of the administration’s immigration enforcement threats: Immigrants are learning about their rights
“For the first time, many undocumented immigrants are finding out that when Immigration and Customs Enforcement comes to their door, they have rights.”PBS News: Faith leaders are mobilizing for immigration justice
Faith leaders — including rabbis, pastors, priests — have been mobilizing to aid and offer refuge to immigrant communities across the nation. Pastor Joanne Engquist said:  “What keeps us going is hope for justice.”CNN: Number of refugees admitted into the U.S. likely to decrease, again
The administration has been pondering various options for the 2020 refugee admission quota, including a zero-admissions option that drew pushback from top officials. The number of refugees admitted into the United States has drastically decreased since fiscal year 2017 — from 110,000 to 30,000 in 2019.Chicago Tribune: Three U.S. citizen children held 10+ hours by immigration authorities at Chicago airport
U.S. Customs and Border Protection detained the minors — ages 9 to 13 — past 12 hours on July 18, after their accompanying adult was “deemed inadmissible” by authorities. The incident mobilized a member of Congress, the mayor of Chicago and officials with the state’s Mexican Consulate, who intervened on behalf on the family. Immigrant advocates called the move “kidnapping of children by our government.”U.S. News: The administration is working on revisions to the U.S. citizenship test
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has been working on changes to the civics exam required for naturalization.CBS 2 / Fox 28: New asylum policy may worsen conditions at detention centers 
“A new policy to deny asylum to anyone who shows up on the Mexican border after traveling through another country threatens to exacerbate overcrowding at severely strained U.S. immigration detention centers and makeshift holding areas.”