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Join us as we speak with members of the Voices of Christian Dreamers movement who are in Washington, D.C., today to urge members of Congress to find a solution for Dreamers before the end of the year. http://ow.ly/pym530h9Yi8
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This U.S. Winter Olympic team is starting to, slowly, look more like the country it represents. And that’s something to celebrate. 🇺🇸 http://ow.ly/tVrS30isc9l

Fox News made the correct decision to take down a recent column that argued the U.S. Olympic Committee would like to change its motto to…
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The majority of people want a bipartisan solution for Dreamers, not cuts to legal immigration or a more partisan outcome. http://ow.ly/VORg30irQqd

Federal legislation to protect young undocumented immigrants and bolster border security is again at a standstill after the U.S. Senate on Thursday failed to advance any of four proposals on the issue.
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Adam originally came to the United States for a short internship but ended up pursuing the American dream by earning a master’s degree and starting a family. After attending citizenship workshops at the City of San Diego, Adam is starting off 2018 looking forward to taking the Oath of Allegiance and finally becoming an American citizen. Read more about his experience here: http://ow.ly/9jOY30iqxcU

In the summer of 2006, Adam traveled from his childhood home in Ukraine to the United States in order to seize an exciting internship opportunity. Upon successful completion of his internship, Adam decided to continue pursuing his educational goals in the U.S. Throughout a difficult period of balanc...
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Volusia County, Florida, Sheriff Mike Chitwood: Anti-"sanctuary" policies would alienate immigrants and undermine public safety, creating a lose-lose scenario for local law enforcement. http://ow.ly/ujKw30iqdV8

This legislation creates a lose-lose scenario for local law enforcement.
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As the Senate debates immigration for the first time in nearly five years, Ali Noorani sits down with Wesleyan Church Ambassador Jo Anne Lyon to discuss the role of the church in welcoming immigrants, lessons from her childhood in segregated Oklahoma, what gives her hope in this week’s episode of Only In America: http://ow.ly/muoN30ioRjP

Ali dissects the critical Senate immigration debate, which threatens to leave the Dreamers in further limbo. And the leader of the Wesleyan Church, Jo Anne Lyon, talks about her awakening, her life, and the Church's work to help immigrants.
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😊 Did you know: Smiling is more common in countries that welcome immigrants and are more inclusive. More than 80% of people in the U.S. see smiles as a way to be friendly or bond with others. http://ow.ly/PkGj30ioQDv

Multiple studies show immigration is deeply imprinted on US culture, right down to the way Americans smile.
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Harvard medical students worry that saving Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) could come at a price: putting a target on the backs of their loved ones. We need immigration policies that keep families together. http://ow.ly/J4dp30ioNDF

Four medical students credit their parents with getting them to Harvard. Now they fear an immigration deal to allow them to stay in the US could hurt the people who sacrificed most for them.
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Mirai Nagasu, an American figure skater and daughter of Japanese immigrants, made history as the first American woman to land the triple axel jump at an Olympics, reminding us of the power of the American dream. ⛸️🇺🇸

Figure skater Mirai Nagasu made skating history by becoming the first American woman to land the triple Axel jump at an Olympics.
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As the national debate focuses on refugees and immigrants as political issues, leading evangelical women leaders remind Christians that immigration is more than a political, cultural or economic issue.

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What does the Bible say about welcoming immigrants? Twenty Christian leaders read the words of Matthew 25, when Jesus tells his followers, "I was a stranger and you welcomed me." Watch the video and download a free study guide. >> http://bit.ly/2EpXD6L

40% of Fortune 500 companies were founded by refugees, immigrants or their children. We can't afford not to welcome refugees. http://ow.ly/OUaa30imfkb

The evidence is clear: We can’t afford not to welcome refugees.
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After a vote scheduled for 5:30 this evening, immigration legislation will be on the Senate floor for the first time in almost five years. Read more in our Week Ahead:

SUMMARY McConnell Bringing Immigration Debate to Senate Floor The Senate is set to vote at 5:30 to begin debate on immigration legislation, including the fate of Dreamers and funding for a border wall. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) pledged to devote two weeks of Senate floor ti...
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Border patrol's warrantless searches everywhere within 100 miles of the border are leading to widespread abuse and infringing on our most sacred freedoms. http://ow.ly/yhxk30imf7f

The Border Patrol performs many useful functions, but its excessive leeway for warrantless searches can be unconstitutional ...
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"Before they were unauthorized immigrants, they were children on cross-border journeys." http://ow.ly/NqMZ30ikHM8

That Made Them ‘Dreamers’
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While President Trump has pitted a DACA solution funding for the military against each other, immigrants - including hundreds of Dreamers - possess vital skills that make them critical to our military readiness.

Deporting them from the country they call home and have signed up to defend is not only contrary to our values, but to our national security.

One undocumented recruit on why the choice between the military and a DACA solution is bogus.
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Iowa police chiefs oppose proposals to crack down on so-called "sanctuary cities" because it wastes resources, addresses a problem that doesn’t exist and harms their efforts to build trust in their communities. Instead we need policies that keep everyone safe. http://ow.ly/23Ta30ihBJh

Iowa Senate leaders should focus on more effective legislation that keeps all Iowans truly safe.
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