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Campaign for Hoosier Families—Placed 2nd


Campaign for Hoosier Families—a program of the LUM Social Justice Ministry—placed 2nd nationally in the “Ignite Your Advocacy” Photo Contest. As one of the top 4 photos, the Campaign for Hoosier Families will receive a year’s subscription to Ignite, a new digital advocacy campaign software that will allow C4HF to create a professional, mobile-friendly action center — plus receive a dedicated Customer Success Manager to help build a C4HF advocacy page, help with training and support—and we’ll have our advocacy mission featured on Connectivity, CQ Roll Call’s resource site for nonprofits, associations and advocacy professionals—total value $6,000.

Thank you for taking the time to vote for LUM! To learn more about the Campaign for Hoosier Families — click HERE.


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Vote Now for Campaign for Hoosier Families & Lulu MacFluff


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Campaign for Hoosier Families—a program of the LUM Social Justice Ministry—is competing in the “Ignite Your Advocacy” Photo Contest. {See the photo to the left.}

If the Campaign for Hoosier Families wins — the program will receive a year’s subscription to Ignite, a new digital advocacy campaign software that will allow C4HF to create a professional, mobile-friendly action center — plus receive a dedicated Customer Success Manager to help build a C4HF advocacy page, help with training and support—and we’ll have our advocacy mission featured on Connectivity, CQ Roll Call’s resource site for nonprofits, associations and advocacy professionals—total value $6,000.


PLEASE VOTE for the Campaign for Hoosier Families. You may vote each and every day from NOW until April 15 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Please SHARE with others.


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LIFE IS BETTER WHEN YOU HAVE SOMEONE BY YOUR SIDE! LuLu MacFluff, the dog featured in our photo, is a beloved local rescue dog that embodies our belief that all individuals have value and are deserving of love, respect and support. The Campaign for Hoosier Families engages local, state, and Federal officials on behalf of low income families and children. Since it was founded in 1975, LUM has included “advocacy” as part its mission. In service to this mission, staff, board members, and volunteers have  lobbied public officials so that the working poor are treated justly and that public assistance programs lead to real and sustainable economic stability. To learn more about the Campaign for Hoosier Families — click HERE


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Vote for Campaign for Hoosier Families


 VOTE for Campaign for Hoosier Families — click HERE

Campaign for Hoosier Families—a program of the LUM Social Justice Ministry—is competing in the “Ignite Your Advocacy” Photo Contest. {See the photo to the left.}

If the Campaign for Hoosier Families wins — the program will receive a year’s subscription to Ignite, a new digital advocacy campaign software that will allow C4HF to create a professional, mobile-friendly action center — plus receive a dedicated Customer Success Manager to help build a C4HF advocacy page, help with training and support—and we’ll have our advocacy mission featured on Connectivity, CQ Roll Call’s resource site for nonprofits, associations and advocacy professionals—total value $6,000.


PLEASE VOTE for the Campaign for Hoosier Families. You may vote each and every day from NOW until April 15 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Please SHARE with others.


To VOTE — click HERE

LIFE IS BETTER WHEN YOU HAVE SOMEONE BY YOUR SIDE! LuLu MacFluff, the dog featured in our photo, is a beloved local rescue dog that embodies our belief that all individuals have value and are deserving of love, respect and support. The Campaign for Hoosier Families engages local, state, and Federal officials on behalf of low income families and children. Since it was founded in 1975, LUM has included “advocacy” as part its mission. In service to this mission, staff, board members, and volunteers have  lobbied public officials so that the working poor are treated justly and that public assistance programs lead to real and sustainable economic stability. To learn more about the Campaign for Hoosier Families — click HERE

Campaign for Hoosier Families—A Legislative Update


Campaign for Hoosier Families
A strong, public voice for Hoosier families and children in need


Dear Fellow Advocates,

The 2017 Legislative Session is well under way and the Campaign for Hoosier Families is watching out for your interests. An important and popular topic this Session is the issue of mental health. While many bills have died because they were not heard in their respective committees before the committee report deadline, some key mental health bills have passed through third reading.


House Bill 1430, provides that, after June 30, 2018, each school corporation, charter school, or accredited nonpublic school shall require certain school employees to attend or participate in at least two hours of evidence based in-service youth suicide awareness and prevention training every two school years. HB 1430 has been referred to the Senate and assigned to the Senate Education Committee.

Senate Bill 506, also provides important measures regarding suicide prevention training in educational institutions. Requires the division of mental health and addiction to: (1) establish a psychiatric crisis intervention pilot program; (2) develop a statewide program for suicide prevention; and (3) employ a coordinator of the statewide program for suicide prevention, which will be implemented in schools. The bill also requires continual education for school employees on child suicide awareness and training. SB 506 passed on the Senate Floor and has been referred to the House.

Bills such as HB 1430 and SB 506 are critical to Hoosier families because of how prevalent the issue of suicide is in the state of Indiana. Based on the most recent Suicide in Indiana Report, produced by the Indiana State Department of Health, the “overall suicide rate in Indiana was higher than the U.S. and Midwest [suicide] rates.” The focus of these bills on youth suicide prevention is significant because, according to this same report, “suicide was the second leading cause of death in the 15-34 age group, [and] the third leading cause of death among those 10-14 years of age.”

Other bills seeking to better the mental health of Hoosiers are Senate Bill 435 and Senate Bill 63. Senate Bill 435 requires a school corporation’s health education curriculum to include mental health wellness education. It also provides that the governing body of a school corporation may provide mental health screenings to students. SB 435 has passed on the Senate Floor and has been referred to the House. Senate Bill 63 establishes a two-year community mental health center telemedicine pilot program to be administered by the division of mental health and addiction. It also provides that the purpose of the program is to provide mental health counseling and services to children through the use of telemedicine. SB 63 passed on the Senate Floor and has been referred to the House.


What this means for you?
Indiana schools and youth are going to see an increase in suicide prevention and mental health programming facilitated by the state. Hopefully with more education, involvement from the community, and support from the state, less Hoosier families will have to endure the pain of suicide. The stigma of mental illness is also a target of this legislation, which will help create a safe environment for those suffering from mental illness. Through this legislation, Indiana is taking an important step toward supporting appropriate mental health care and resources for Hoosiers.


What can you do?
Contact your State Senator and Representative to express your support for bills that involve providing mental health resources and education to Indiana youth.

Unsure of who your state legislators are? Follow this link to find out: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/find-legislators/. Every phone call and email makes a difference as we work to protect the interests of Hoosier Families!

For more information about mental health in Indiana and the U.S. check out the following links: http://www.in.gov/isdh/files/Suicide_Report_2013_final(1).pdf OR http://www.nami.org/NAMI/media/NAMI-Media/Infographics/GeneralMHFacts.pdf


As we’re sure you’ve gathered, there is a lot going on regarding immigration right now. The Trump administration has announced plans to ramp up enforcement and deportation efforts, causing great fear in immigrant communities, while lawmakers in Congress have proposed legislation to drastically limit future legal immigration. Your advocacy is more needed now than ever.


Today we’d like to give you a few actions you can take immediately on local, state and Federal levels to support immigrants in our community.

Local:
Join Greater Lafayette Immigrant Allies:
GLIA is a group that was recently formed by local restaurant owner Kirsten Serrano and others to support immigrants locally with a focus on fellowship, advocacy, and education. The group has already put on several successful events, including a recent postcard-writing event that generated 800 postcards to send to politicians. You can find GLIA on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/GreaterLafayetteImmigrantAllies/

Support local “Welcoming Cities” ordinances:
LUM Immigration Clinic is committed to making Greater Lafayette a truly welcoming place. To that end, we have joined together with GLIA and other community members to propose and promote welcoming ordinances in both Lafayette and West Lafayette. These ordinances would assure that both cities do what is in their legal power to support local residents and their due process rights regardless of immigration status. We will be meeting with local officials soon to discuss these issues and lobby for their support. If you are interested in speaking directly to city officials that represent your district, please contact us immediately. In the meantime, sign our petitions to show them that these are provisions you support. The more people we have on board, the better.

You can find the Lafayette petition here: https://www.change.org/p/lafayette-city-council-make-lafayette-a-welcoming-city

The West Lafayette petition is here: https://www.change.org/p/west-lafayette-city-council-make-west-lafayette-a-welcoming-city

UPDATE: David Sanders from the West Lafayette Council will be introducing a “Welcoming City” resolution on Monday night, March 6th. Below is a link to the resolution: http://www.westlafayette.in.gov/eGov/documents/1487788678_20227.pdf

GLIA is hoping to have a large contingent of supporters at the event and is asking all those who want to ensure that the City of West Lafayette continue to evoke an a welcoming attitude attend the event, especially those who live in West Lafayette.


State:
The Indiana State Senate recently pass a bill that is designed to prevent “sanctuary” campuses (SB 423). The full text of the bill can be found by going to https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2017/bills/senate/423. This past Tuesday, February 28th, the full Senate approved the bill which will now go to to the house. Call and write your senators ASAP to encourage them to vote NO on SB 423. The phone numbers and email addresses for house members can be found at: https://iga.in.gov/legislative/find-legislators/.


Federal:
U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) has introduced the Protect Immigration Act (S-303) bill in the US Senate that would basically repeal the president’s executive orders on immigration. More specifically the bill would discontinue the Secure Communities program which authorizes State and local law enforcement officers to investigate, apprehend, and detain aliens in accordance with a written agreement with the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and to clarify that immigration enforcement is solely a function of the Federal Government. More about information about the bill can be found by going to https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/senate-bill/303/all-info. A similar bill, H.R. 912 has been introduced in the House of Representatives. The full title of the bill is “Protecting Immigrants from Legal Exploitation Act of 2017” and the text can be found by going to: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/912?r=73. To find/contact your house member go to: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/. If you are uncomfortable with the current approach to immigration enforcement we urge you to contact Senator Todd Young and Senator Joe Donnelly to express support for S-303 The phone numbers and email addresses for Young and Donnelly’s offices are available by going to: https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information


To find out more information about bills that are being watched by the Campaign for Hoosier Families go to www.lumserve.org/bill-watch-list/.


Campaign for Hoosier Families is an alliance of faith-based organizations that engages local, state and federal officials on behalf of low-income Hoosier families and children. To find out more information about bills that are being watched by the Campaign for Hoosier Families, please click HERE.

Thank you for helping to support Hoosier Families!


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Campaign for Hoosier Families—Bill Watch


This 2017 Legislative Session at the Indiana State House has placed a large emphasis on food security issues. Both the House and the Senate have multiple bills concerning the expansion of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits and the minimization of food deserts within Indiana. In the Senate, there has been a large push for expansion of SNAP eligibility with three bills on the issue.


What does this mean for you?

With many of these bills having bi-partisan support, expansion of SNAP benefits will be an issue to watch closely throughout the Session. Although not all of these bills have made it out of their respective committees, there is still plenty of time for these bills to be heard. The last day that bills can be heard in committee in the Senate is February 23 and February 21 in the House.


What can you do?

To find out who your State legislators, please click HERE. Then please write, email or call them and voice your support for the bills mentioned above. Every phone call, email and letter makes a difference as we work to protect the interests of Hoosier Families!


Campaign for Hoosier Families is an alliance of faith-based organizations that engages local, state and federal officials on behalf of low-income Hoosier families and children. To find out more information about bills that are being watched by the Campaign for Hoosier Families, please click HERE. Thank you for helping to support Hoosier Families!


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Move That Bill Forward — Addiction & Recovery Act

move that bill forward logoLUM Campaign for Hoosier Families is monitoring the progress of the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act.

CARA of 2016 is the most expansive federal, bipartisan legislation to date for addiction support services, designating between $40 million and $80 million toward advancing treatment and recovery support services in state and local communities across the country, which will help save the lives of countless people.

On March 10, 2016, the US Senate passed CARA with a vote of 94-1. Next, both the House and Senate need to support appropriations for CARA. Here is how YOU can take action:

  • Call and Email your Representative and urge them to support appropriations for CARA. A list of Your Legislators may be found HERE.
  • If your Senator or Representative has supported CARA, thank them.
  • Educate yourself about CARA and the Legislative Process. Information may be found HERE.
  • Share information about CARA with others in your community.
  • Track the Bill HERE.

If you have any questions or would like additional information about CHF, please email or call Susan Brouillette (sbrouillette@lumserve.org | 765.423.2691).


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Move That Bill Forward #4 — Views on Immigration Reform


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Myth: Letting in  More Temporary Visa Holders and Legalizing Current Illegal Immigrants Will Increase the Unemployment Rate


move that bill forward logoResponse: Immigrants Make Americans More Productive and Do Not Increase the Unemployment Rate.

In a 2009 article titled Answering the Critics of Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Stuart Anderson, an adjunct professor at the CATO institute (the same organization founded by Charles Koch) reported that “additional low-skilled immigration would not increase the unemployment rates of low-skilled U.S. workers.”  The report went on to say that “With increases in low-skilled immigration, the U.S. economy would expand, creating more jobs in higher-skilled areas.”
University of Michigan, Flint, Professor, Mark Perry pointed out in a 2010 interview that, “there is no fixed pie or fixed jobs, so there is no way for immigrants to take away jobs from Americans.”   The following excerpt from an article authored by economists, Richard Vedder, Lowell Galloway and Stephen Moore, elaborates further on Perry’s findings:  “First, immigrants may expand the demand for goods and services through their consumption.  Second, immigrants may contribute to output through the investment of savings they bring with them.  Third, immigrants have high rates of entrepreneurship, which may lead to the creation of new jobs for U.S. workers in the low and high skilled ends of the labor market; thus, creating subsidiary job opportunities for Americans.  Fifth, immigrants may contribute to economies of sale in production and the growth of markets.”
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs also found that “Despite increasing educational attainment across all levels of society, the U.S. workforce alone is not educated enough to sustain a globally competitive knowledge economy.  Sixty to 70 percent of the students in American computer science and electrical engineering graduate programs are [international students] on temporary visas. One-quarter of the high-tech firms launched in the US between 1995 and 2005 were founded by immigrants. America also needs less-skilled immigrants. We need workers to staff American farms, provide home healthcare, and staff an ever-burgeoning low-skilled service sector.”
Affirming Lowell, Galloway, and More’s conclusions, the report went on to say, ” These newcomers don’t supplant US workers. They enhance American productivity and create jobs.”

READ MORE:

  • Move That Bill Forward #1, click HERE.
  • Move That Bill Forward #2, click HERE.
  • Move That Bill Forward #3, click HERE.

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This summer LUM is scheduled to unveil and open Immigration Clinic.   In 2012, the LUM Board of Directors made the decision to offer immigration assistance citing its mission to “give witness to God’s saving love and prophetic power by loving neighbors, seeking justice, empowering the least among us.”  Around the same time the Board issued a statement opposing policies separating children and expressing a desire to explore pathways for legal immigration and citizenship.

In lockstep with the sense of call expressed by the Board, LUM Campaign for Hoosier Families has made it a legislative priority to advocate for the legalization and a pathway to citizenship for the millions of immigrants. These individuals and families have come to the US with the same sense of purpose and desire for a better life much as the people who settled this country. Unfortunately though they enjoy none of the rights and protections that we consider as Americans to be unalienable.  As you may know, the Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform last June, but thus far Republican House Members have refused to vote on the Senate bill or give the issue any type of consideration.  If an immigration reform bill is not passed by the end of the year, which also constitutes the end of current congress, the whole process will have to start all over again.

This month and for the rest of the year as we prepare to open our Immigration Clinic, C4HF would encourage you to write or call our Congressman, Todd Rokita, and ask him to at least allow for immigration reform to come to the floor. You should also demand that he work with his colleagues to find a way to support legislation that would enable those who have invested through their labor and love for this country to be able to stay.  To that end C4HF is going to provide a fact or story that you may use as a talking point when communicating with Congressman Rokita — or in conversations with friends and relatives.  C4HF hopes that these facts will be both enlightening and empowering.


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Move That Bill Forward #3 — Facts on Immigration Reform


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Myth: Most immigrants cross the border illegally.


move that bill forward logoFacts:

Approximately 72% of the foreign born population are authorized immigrants, including naturalized citizens, legal permanent residents, and legal temporary residents. The Congressional Research Service cites that unauthorized aliens enter the US in three ways:  (1) some are admitted to the United States on valid non-immigrant (temporary) visas (e.g. as visitors or students) or on border crossing cards and either remain in the country beyond their authorized period of stay or otherwise violate the terms of their admission; (2) some are admitted based on fraudulent documents (e.g. fake passports) that go undetected by U.S. officials; and (3) some enter the U.S. without inspection (e.g. crossing over the Southwest or northern U.S. border).

Congress passed a law several years prohibiting the issuance of a visa or admission to the US to anyone who could not overcome the presumption that they were an intending immigrant. Even with the extensive training that consular officers and CBP officers receive, there are still persons who misrepresent their intentions or change their mind after arriving in the US.

It is estimated that 40-50% of unauthorized resident population were inspected and admitted and chose to stay after their status ended.  The Congressional Research Service reports that in 2006 the Pew Hispanic Center estimated that about 40% to 50% of the unauthorized immigrants living in the US entered with inspection.


Sources:  Passel, Jeffrey. U.S Unauthorized Immigration Flows Are Down Sharply Since Mid-Decade, Pew Hispanic Center (2010) – http://www.pewhispanic.org/2010/09/01/ii-current-estimates-and-trends-2/.


READ MORE:

  • Move That Bill Forward #1, click HERE.
  • Move That Bill Forward #2, click HERE.

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This summer LUM is scheduled to unveil and open Immigration Clinic.   In 2012, the LUM Board of Directors made the decision to offer immigration assistance citing its mission to “give witness to God’s saving love and prophetic power by loving neighbors, seeking justice, empowering the least among us.”  Around the same time the Board issued a statement opposing policies separating children and expressing a desire to explore pathways for legal immigration and citizenship.

In lockstep with the sense of call expressed by the Board, LUM Campaign for Hoosier Families has made it a legislative priority to advocate for the legalization and a pathway to citizenship for the millions of immigrants. These individuals and families have come to the US with the same sense of purpose and desire for a better life much as the people who settled this country. Unfortunately though they enjoy none of the rights and protections that we consider as Americans to be unalienable.  As you may know, the Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform last June, but thus far Republican House Members have refused to vote on the Senate bill or give the issue any type of consideration.  If an immigration reform bill is not passed by the end of the year, which also constitutes the end of current congress, the whole process will have to start all over again.

This month and for the rest of the year as we prepare to open our Immigration Clinic, C4HF would encourage you to write or call our Congressman, Todd Rokita, and ask him to at least allow for immigration reform to come to the floor. You should also demand that he work with his colleagues to find a way to support legislation that would enable those who have invested through their labor and love for this country to be able to stay.  To that end C4HF is going to provide a fact or story that you may use as a talking point when communicating with Congressman Rokita — or in conversations with friends and relatives.  C4HF hopes that these facts will be both enlightening and empowering.


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Move That Bill Forward #2 — Facts on Immigration Reform


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Myth:
Passing an immigration bill will result in millions of illegal immigrants becoming citizens and relying on welfare programs.

move that bill forward logoFacts:
According to a 2013 Congressional Budget Report, passing comprehensive immigration reform would reduce the deficit by $2.7 trillion over 10 year. The savings would come from a significant increase in tax revenue and no additional demand for services since persons applying for temporary legal status will be required to prove that they have a household income above the poverty line and could support themselves.

Since passage of the Welfare Reform Act in 1996, non US Citizens and green card holders for less than five years are prohibited from accessing federal benefits including health care tax credits and regular Medicaid. Furthermore the comprehensive reform bill passed by the Senate last year goes one step further and would make temporary legal status for the 10 million immigrants here illegally contingent on household financial stability in addition to a plethora of other eligibility requirements. Applicants applying for renewal of their temporary status every six years would need to prove that they have paid federal taxes, been gainfully employed, and would not pose a risk of becoming a public charge, e.g. be able to support themselves. The current congress ends in December giving the Senate bill life for another six months. Despite the trillion dollar savings projected by the Congressional Budget Office, the House of Representatives has refused to take up the Senate bill or consider any meaningful legislation.

READ Move That Bill Forward #1, click HERE.


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This summer LUM is scheduled to unveil and open Immigration Clinic.   In 2012, the LUM Board of Directors made the decision to offer immigration assistance citing its mission to “give witness to God’s saving love and prophetic power by loving neighbors, seeking justice, empowering the least among us.”  Around the same time the Board issued a statement opposing policies separating children and expressing a desire to explore pathways for legal immigration and citizenship.

In lockstep with the sense of call expressed by the Board, LUM Campaign for Hoosier Families has made it a legislative priority to advocate for the legalization and a pathway to citizenship for the millions of immigrants. These individuals and families have come to the US with the same sense of purpose and desire for a better life much as the people who settled this country. Unfortunately though they enjoy none of the rights and protections that we consider as Americans to be unalienable.  As you may know, the Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform last June, but thus far Republican House Members have refused to vote on the Senate bill or give the issue any type of consideration.  If an immigration reform bill is not passed by the end of the year, which also constitutes the end of current congress, the whole process will have to start all over again.

This month and for the rest of the year as we prepare to open our Immigration Clinic, C4HF would encourage you to write or call our Congressman, Todd Rokita, and ask him to at least allow for immigration reform to come to the floor. You should also demand that he work with his colleagues to find a way to support legislation that would enable those who have invested through their labor and love for this country to be able to stay.  To that end C4HF is going to provide a fact or story that you may use as a talking point when communicating with Congressman Rokita — or in conversations with friends and relatives.  C4HF hopes that these facts will be both enlightening and empowering.



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Move That Bill Forward — Immigration Reform

C4HF_BW_logoThis summer LUM is scheduled to unveil and open Immigration Clinic.   In 2012, the LUM Board of Directors made the decision to offer immigration assistance citing its mission to “give witness to God’s saving love and prophetic power by loving neighbors, seeking justice, empowering the least among us.”  Around the same time the Board issued a statement opposing policies separating children and expressing a desire to explore pathways for legal immigration and citizenship.

In lockstep with the sense of call expressed by the Board, LUM Campaign for Hoosier Families has made it a legislative priority to advocate for the legalization and a pathway to citizenship for the millions of immigrants. These individuals and families have come to the US with the same sense of purpose and desire for a better life much as the people who settled this country. Unfortunately though they enjoy none of the rights and protections that we consider as Americans to be unalienable.  As you may know, the Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform last June, but thus far Republican House Members have refused to vote on the Senate bill or give the issue any type of consideration.  If an immigration reform bill is not passed by the end of the year, which also constitutes the end of current congress, the whole process will have to start all over again.

This month and for the rest of the year as we prepare to open our Immigration Clinic, C4HF would encourage you to write or call our Congressman, Todd Rokita, and ask him to at least allow for immigration reform to come to the floor. You should also demand that he work with his colleagues to find a way to support legislation that would enable those who have invested through their labor and love for this country to be able to stay.  To that end C4HF is going to provide a fact or story that you may use as a talking point when communicating with Congressman Rokita — or in conversations with friends and relatives.  C4HF hopes that these facts will be both enlightening and empowering.



Move that Bill Forward #1 

Myth:
Immigrants bring crime to US communities

move that bill forward logoFacts:
Immigrants come seeking economic opportunity, and crime jeopardizes that opportunity. The past two decades have shown significant increases in immigrant populations, yet crime rates have dropped significantly during the same period. Immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than native-born residents and the gap between these two populations increased from 1980-2000. Under the Secure Communities program, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials can detain and deport individuals who have committed crimes. While intended to enhance the safety of communities, police leaders have expressed concern that these programs may have the opposite effect by increasing immigrants’ fear of law enforcement officials and making them less likely to report crimes when they are victims or witnesses.

Source:  “10 Immigrant Myths” Catholic Legal Immigration Network.  2012


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