Refugees Migration & Resettlement

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:30

The federal government shutdown – which never should have occurred – must be brought to an end to stop the damage that has already been inflicted. Tomorrow, the Senate will consider two amendments to an appropriations bill that would reopen the...

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 12:15

As the partial government shutdown continues into its third week, we wanted to share some information about the cause of the shutdown, the implications, and to provide some context on where we as a Church stand on immigration and border security....

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 12:15

This week, the 116th session of Congress will convene. Members of Congress have their work cut out for them – most urgently, they need to find a way to end the partial government shutdown and fund the government, allowing federal workers and...

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 16:15

On Saturday, Oct. 14th a migrant caravan departed from San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Since then, it has been moving through Guatemala towards Mexico. The media has reported that the groups include families, women and children. Below are five things to...

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 12:45

This week the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed a new rule that would expand the categories of public benefits that would prohibit legal immigrants from qualifying for entry into the United States or permanent residency. Under the...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 12:15

This week, the United Nations General Assembly will adopt the Global Compact on Refugees, which lays out a path for the international community to pursue solutions to further its protection of refugees. Since the adoption of the New York...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 15:45

As summer comes to a close, we want to thank you for your ongoing support of the Office of Government Relations and for your commitment to faith-based advocacy. In these turbulent political times, the work we carry out can help our communities and...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 13:00

In recent months under the Trump Administration's “zero-tolerance” policy, more than 2,000 immigrant children, including 103 children under the age of 5, have been separated from their parents. This policy has caused immediate harm and will likely...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 12:15

In recent weeks, you may have heard reports of a “migrant caravan” traveling through Mexico on the way to the U.S. As people of faith, we must hear these stories and see that these people are brothers and sisters seeking a better and safer life for...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 12:00

Recently, the Administration announced that it will begin separating families and criminally prosecuting all people who enter the U.S. without previous authorization. As religious leaders representing diverse faith perspectives, united in our...

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