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2013 Legislative Priorities of the Lutheran Office of Public Policy—California
Join immigrants and advocates Monday, May 20 for a statewide day of advocacy, education and unity. North Steps (L Street side), State Capitol. 8am - 3pm
Immigrant Day 2013 will bring a unified voice to Sacramento in support of federal immigration reform and state policies that advance immigrant integration and prosperity for all Californians.
Please use the California Values Statement for Immigration Reform, signed by over 115 organizations, including the Lutheran Office of Public Policy, in your education and advocacy.
Immigrant advocates and legislators re-introduced the TRUST Act, AB 4, which would establish parameters for state implementation of the federal Secure Communities program, originally intended to increase cooperation between local law enforcement and Immigration and Customs Enforcement in response to serious crimes committed by undocumented immigrants. Its broader enforcement for less serious infractions and misdemeanors has resulted in the deportation of many immigrant parents, separating them from their children. Legislators participating in the press conference included Assemblymembers V. Manuel Perez (standing in front of US flag), Luis Alejo, and Tom Ammiano, and Senator Kevin DeLeón. A similar measure was vetoed by Governor Brown last year.
Other resources include the ELCA Social Policy Resolution, Toward Compassionate, Just, and Wise Immigration Reform, the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and the California Immigrant Policy Center.
Help our California neighbors in need! Join Former California First Lady Maria Shriver as WE Connect to access state and federal programs and services for financial, nutrition, and employment aid, support for education, and other resources.
ELCA World Hunger
Responding to Christ's call to "Go and do likewise"
ELCA World Hunger is a comprehensive and sustainable program that uses multiple strategies—relief and development, education, and advocacy—to address the root causes of hunger and poverty. ELCA World Hunger responds to neighbors around the corner and around the world.