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The United States is a nation of immigrants. Throughout its history, people have moved here from all over the world and have contributed to their communities and our national life. Today, as in the past, immigrants are also creating prosperity for this nation.
Despite their contributions, many immi-grants face discrimination and barriers to opportunity. This increases their likelihood of struggling with hunger and poverty. The national poverty rate is 14.8 percent, while the poverty rate for immigrants, as a group, is 30 percent. It is likely that the poverty rate of undocumented households is even higher.
In 2012, in response to our broken immigration system, President Obama announced a new Department of Homeland Security policy called The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. DACA provides temporary relief and protection from removal as well as work authorization to young undocumented students and veterans who grew up in the United States. Many findings indicate that DACA has significantly helped undocumented youth achieve higher paying jobs and education while increasing their contribution to the local economy.
The Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy (BRIDGE) Act would provide temporary relief from deportation and authorize employment for eligible individuals. Temporary protection under the BRIDGE Act would ensure that these young people can continue to work and study in the United States while Congress debates legislation to fix our broken immigration system.
Providing temporary relief for DACA recipients is a step in the right direction. Because a substantial percentage of undocumented immigrants in the United States lives in poverty and because legalization would help them escape hunger, immigration reform fits Bread for the World’s domestic agenda. We advocate for legislation that ensures a place at the table for everyone in the United States, regardless of legal status.
Call your senators and representative (800/826-3688) and tell them to co-sponsor the BRIDGE Act (S. 128 & H.R. 496).
Hunger and food insecurity add at least $160 billion a year to U.S. healthcare costs.
We have a new opportunity in 2017 to speed up global progress against malnutrition among pregnant women and young children. Worldwide, maternal and child malnutrition causes millions of deaths each year. In some countries, it holds entire generations back from reaching their economic potential....
Famine means that 20 percent or more of the households in an area have “an extreme lack of food and other basic needs where starvation, death, and destitution are evident.”
Famine has been declared in two counties of South Sudan, while other areas of South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, and...
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.
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 wide array of the nation’s faith leaders have come together on the eve of Pope Francis’ arrival in the United States to commit ourselves to encourage our communities to work for the end of hunger by 2030 and, toward that end, for a shift in U.S. national priorities.
We are deeply pleased...
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.
Over the past year and a half, about two-dozen young adults from the United States and countries in Africa and the Caribbean, have gathered virtually and in person to reflect on the effects of hunger and poverty in black communities. The working group has been considering socio-political and...
Legislation under consideration in the House and Senate would gut...