- Acerca del Hambre
- Erradicar el Hambre
- Nuestro Impacto
- Cómo Puede Ayudar
Washington, D.C. – Bread for the World urges lawmakers to address push factors of undocumented migration to the United States over border security in light of President Obama’s promise to move forward with executive action on immigration reform yesterday. The president vowed to immediately refocus resources to strengthen border security, despite an unyielding Congress.
“While we are encouraged by President Obama’s boldness with regards to our country’s immigration crisis, this issue is bigger than law enforcement and protecting the U.S. border,” said Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World. “Congress must take action on this important issue.”
Tens of thousands of unaccompanied children have crossed the border into the United States—and continue to do so every day—to escape extreme hunger, poverty, and violence in their home countries. Faced with impossible circumstances, their parents are making decisions no parent should have to make—to send their children alone to a foreign land in hopes of a better future.
“Increased law enforcement at the U.S. border will mean nothing so long as people face devastating circumstances at home,” Beckmann added. “If we are to achieve lasting, promising change on immigration, Congress must pass legislation that addresses the root causes of undocumented migration.”
Bread for the World urges Congress to pass legislation that supports development-assistance programs, especially those addressing migration push factors, including hunger and poverty. Supporting successful development strategies in Latin American countries can help not only to reduce hunger and poverty, but also the likelihood of parents sending their children to migrate alone to the United States.
Hunger and food insecurity add at least $160 billion a year to U.S. healthcare costs.
Even before Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck Puerto Rico, hunger and food insecurity were much more common among Puerto Ricans than among their fellow U.S. citizens in the 50 states.
Before the hurricanes, 1.5 million Puerto Ricans were food insecure. The child food insecurity rate was...
By Marlysa D. Gamblin and Margot Nitschke
Ending hunger in the United States is within reach, explain Marlysa Gamblin and Margot Nitschke, in Getting to Zero Hunger by 2030...
A brief examination of the biblical approach to health as a hunger issue.
Includes an introduction to the issue, a Scriptural reflection, practical actions you can take, and a prayer.
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...
In this issue: Another Great Year for Bread; Catholics Begin Observance of Holy Year of Mercy; Serving on ‘God’s Wave Length’ for 39 Years; and more.
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.
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...
Learn more about the principles that Bread for the World supports regarding health reform.