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The Immigration Task Force is calling for a 1000 letter campaign to call attention to immigrant detention conditions in New Jersey. The Task Force has drafted a proposed letter. We are asking each congregation to collect signed copies of the letter every Sunday during March. Please bring the letters to the Plenary on April 5 (or send them if you are unable to attend). At that meeting, with letters from all around the state, we will take a photo ...Continue Reading →
Politics is indeed strange. And often enough it can leave us a bit dispirited, even when public policy indeed advances toward a more progressive outcome. It’s just not very satisfying a lot of the time.
As you probably heard , on Thursday, December 19, 2013, the New Jersey Legislature and the Governor reached a “compromise” on tuition equity for DREAMers — the number one bill of the Lame Duck session and the thing we’ve been going back to you again and ...Continue Reading →
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We have about ten days more to work on the NJ tuition equality bill — the DREAM act. Below is good information that I’d like to share. (Wind of the Spirit, which Ilana Rossoff helps to lead, did much of this work, or at least was very much involved in this work.) Anyway, the data below shows that a majority of Assembly members are on board to vote for the NJ DREAM act when it comes to a vote ...Continue Reading →
We are writing to alert you to an important issue before the state assembly. We encourage you to support instate tuition to undocumented students. Many of these students, though not born in this country, grew up here and know no other home. Instate tuition would make it possible for these students to prepare for and launch their careers.
Additionally, we are encouraging our assembly members to extend ...Continue Reading →
The UULMNJ Immigration Task Force is pleased to report that on Monday, November 18th, the New Jersey State Senate voted to approve tuition equity for undocumented young people. Now this important issue is before the Assembly. With tuition equity, undocumented students would be assessed instate tuition rates when they attend New Jersey public institutions of higher learning, rather than being treated as out-of-state residents. The students for whom it makes a difference are New Jerseyans: they live here, they were ...Continue Reading →
The First Unitarian Society of Plainfield’s “First Sunday Explorers” on October 6 will focus on detention centers and dignity for Immigrants. IRATE & First Friends oppose detention of asylum seekers and immigrant detainees who pose no threat to society. They also work for improved conditions that respect the human dignity of all detainees. They will show a short film and speak about their work, including how to improve the conditions of detainees at local detention centers and ways ...Continue Reading →
IMMIGRATION REFORM FORUM
SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 1-2:30 PM
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton 50 Cherry Hill Road, Princeton
The Forum will explore through dialog and presentations the immigration issues of paths to citizenship, labor conditions, employer verification systems, border security, and visa backlogs.
The forum will be moderated by Ted Fetter, ...Continue Reading →
On behalf of the First Unitarian Society of Plainfield (FUSP) I would like to invite you and members of your congregation to attend our 3rd Annual Social Action Weekend, March 1- 3, 2013. The theme of the weekend “Partners for Immigration Justice” seeks to explore forming community partnerships to promote immigration reform by identifying issues, planning activities and taking action.
The weekend will kick off on Friday March 1st with an International Pot Luck Dinner from 6:00 to 9:30. This ...Continue Reading →