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By Marlysa D. Gamblin
The Securing America’s Future Act (H.R. 4670) was introduced as a way to “fix our broken immigration system.” However, this bill would transform our immigration system in ways that would increase hunger and do little to reduce factors that push people to migrate.
As Bread for the World has said in the past, any attempt to fix immigration must address hunger on both sides of the border—including international push factors. Otherwise, we risk ignoring the root causes of our "broken system" altogether. This legislation would increase hunger in many ways, in part because the bill:
Marlysa D. Gamblin is the domestic advisor for policy and programs for specific populations at Bread for the World Institute.
This bill would transform our immigration system in ways that would increase hunger and do little to reduce factors that push people to migrate.
Afghanistan would be considered likely to have high rates of hunger because at least two of the major causes of global hunger affect it—armed conflict and fragile governmental institutions.
Malnutrition is responsible for nearly half of all preventable deaths among children under 5. Every year, the world loses hundreds of thousands of young children and babies to hunger-related causes.
Bread for the World is calling on the Biden-Harris administration and Congress to build a better 1,000-Days infrastructure in the United States.
“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in faith.” These words from Colossians 2:6 remind us of the faith that is active in love for our neighbors.
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Bread for the World and its partners are asking Congress to provide $200 million for global nutrition.
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