Bread Joins Call for Immigration Reform
On June 12, Bread for the World joined 150 prominent evangelical leaders, churches, and relief organizations in endorsing the "Evangelical Statement of Principles on Immigration." It calls for a bipartisan solution to the immigration problem that, among others, respects the God-given dignity of every person, ensures fairness to taxpayers, and establishes a path toward legal status and/or citizenship for those who qualify and who wish to become permanent residents. Bread’s major contribution to the ongoing debate has been to establish that hunger and poverty in developing countries are one of the major causes of unauthorized immigration to the United States.
New Resource: "Exchanging People for Money: Remittances and Repatriation in Central America"
Immigrants from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras sent home more than $10 billion in remittances in 2011—far more than their countries received in overseas development assistance. In "Exchanging People for Money: Remittances and Repatriation in Central America," Andrew Wainer, Bread for the World Institute’s senior immigration policy analyst, asks whether and how more of this remittance money could be used to generate economic activity and jobs at home. Learn more at www.bread.org/immigration-paper. A new, related video, The Jamay Jalisco Club, is also available at www.bread.org/jamay.
Celebrate Bread for the World Sunday on October 21
Bread for the World Sunday is an opportunity to engage your congregation in God’s work to end hunger. It’s your chance to join with thousands of other Christians across the country as we lift up our voices on behalf of hungry people. Free resources—including a resource kit, bulletin inserts, sermon starters and prayers—are once again available to help congregations celebrate on October 21 or another Sunday in the fall. For more information, visit www.bread.org/sunday.