St. Louis Faith Community Joins National #ElPasoFirme Vigils Tonight. A group of local people of faith and good will from a handful of congregations and organizations will gather tonight, responding to the call from national groups including Refugee And Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), and the Poor People’s Campaign, to reaffirm our commitment against white supremacy, xenophobia and hatred.
Lives in the Balance: Why TPS is Needed for Venezuela Now. This report from the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) analyzes the current situation in Venezuela and advocates for an appropriate US-response in the form of TPS: "Venezuela is facing a massive, escalating humanitarian crisis that includes state-sanctioned violence and persecution of civilians, severe food and medicine shortages, a collapsed economy and a large-scale exodus of people from the country. There is a growing, bipartisan movement of support for Venezuela to be designated for Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, including legislation in both the House and Senate, so that Venezuelan nationals in the U.S. are protected from deportation."