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Act Now: Include Ending Hunger in the House Immigration Bill

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By Eric Mitchell

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!

Call your representative today! Urge him or her to support comprehensive immigration reform.

Tell your representative to support immigration reform that

  1. addresses the root causes of undocumented immigration, such as extreme poverty in countries of origin, and
  2. 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.

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.

As the House takes up this issue, it needs to know that a faithful constituency is paying attention. Call your representative at 800-826-3688, or email him or her, today.

Eric Mitchell is Bread for the World's director of government relations.

 

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