This week, leadership within the House of Representatives is expected to begin discussion on how the body will approach immigration reform.
With your help, we made history by passing bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform legislation in the Senate.
Now, we need you to move the House of Representatives!
Tell your representative to support immigration reform that
- addresses the root causes of undocumented immigration, such as extreme poverty in countries of origin, and
- does not discourage or prohibit legal immigrants and their U.S. citizen family members from receiving needed assistance through federal programs such as WIC, SNAP, and EITC.
As the House takes up this issue, it needs to know that a faithful constituency is paying attention. Call your U.S. representative at 800-826-3688, or email him or her, today.
Bread for the World recognizes that undocumented immigrants in the United States disproportionately experience hunger. That’s why faithful immigration reform must treat immigration as a hunger issue—both here and abroad. Learn more about immigration and hunger here.
Main photo: Rev. Luis Cortes spoke about the connections between immigration and hunger during the June 9 plenary session at Bread for the World’s National Gathering. Photo by Joseph Molieri/Bread for the World
Featured photo: Marvin Garcia Salas eats breakfast with his son Jesus, 4, in Chiapas, Mexico. Marvin was once an undocumented immigrant in the United States, where he had moved without his family to better support them. Poverty and hunger are at the root of undocumented immigration from Mexico. Photo by Laura Elizabeth Pohl/Bread for the World