- Acerca del Hambre
- Erradicar el Hambre
- Nuestro Impacto
- Cómo Puede Ayudar
Washington, D.C. – Bread for the World today announces its opposition to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) “compromise” immigration bill and urges House members to vote against the legislation. The bill does not prevent the administration from separating parents and children at the border and would not provide most Dreamers with a reasonable path to citizenship. Giving more Dreamers legal status and putting them on a reasonable path to citizenship would help reduce hunger in the United States and boost our economy.
“Attorney General Jeff Sessions quoted a Bible passage out of context to justify child separation,” said Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World. “The Bible is clear that we must not treat immigrants harshly – we must love our neighbors as ourselves. Separating parents and children, and detaining people fleeing hunger and violence, should not be justified with a misrepresentation of God’s commandments.”
Speaker Ryan’s bill allows the U.S. government to hold children and their families for months or even years in detention facilities and makes it easier to deport them.
The legislation also provides a 20-year pathway to citizenship for a limited number of Dreamers – tied to construction of the border wall. According to the Cato Institute, the bill would exclude roughly 80 percent of all Dreamers from being able to pursue a pathway to citizenship.
“Many Dreamers are from households struggling with hunger and poverty, and are the key financial supporters for their families,” Beckmann said.
Bread for the World is calling for increased efforts to address the push factors that force these families to come to the U.S., which will help them choose to either stay in their home countries or migrate lawfully. This includes passage of the Global Food Security Reauthorization Act, which would continue the U.S.’s work on global hunger and poverty – including efforts in Guatemala and Honduras.
“The $23 billion Speaker Ryan’s bill designates for the border wall would be better spent reducing hunger and violence in Central America,” Beckmann said. “Congress should pass a bipartisan immigration bill that would reduce hunger and poverty in the United States and address the reasons people flee their countries.”
The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the bill, as well as an immigration bill introduced by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), this week. Bread also opposes the Goodlatte bill.
Better nutrition is a necessary component of a country’s capacity to achieve development goals such as economic growth and improved public health.
To end hunger and poverty in the United States by 2030, our country needs to support a budget that improves the lives of men, women, and children.
Unfortunately, the Trump administration and Congress are proposing dramatic cuts to programs that promote economic opportunity or provide food...
Dear Members of Congress,
As the president and Congress are preparing their plans for this year, almost 100 church leaders—from all the families of U.S. Christianity—are...
This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-African people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.
Thank you for inviting me to preach here at Duke University Chapel. And I especially want to thank the Bread for the World members who have come this morning.
Bruce Puckett urged...
A set of how-to sheets for carrying out advocacy and fact sheets on the current issues Bread for the World is working on.
For new and current Bread grassroots hunger activists.
Ideal as a starter toolkit for new Bread activists or as a set of updates for current activists.
These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C.
Unnecessarily long prison sentences, combined with the lack of rehabilitative programs for people in prison, exacerbate hunger, poverty, and existing inequalities.
Overly harsh mandatory minimum prison sentences have contributed to the rapid increase of our country’s prison population. The...