‘Just love people’

Seeking immigration reform does not mean breaking laws

Instead of debating change that may or not occur, pray for ways to honor God through loving, welcoming the immigrant in our midst. read more »

by the Rev. Elizabeth Murray
on October 20, 2014

Analysis of U.S. deportations

Migration Policy Institute examines criminality, origin, of deportees

91% of deportees men in 2003-2013; Mexicans, Central Americans disproportionately targeted. read more »

October 20, 2014

‘Don’t trade kids’ lives’

Faith leaders send letter to Obama

1-sentence letter urges president not to compromise children’s lives in any ‘immigration action.' read more »

September 12, 2014

Turning abstract into reality

United Methodists visit border detention facility in Texas

Strategies discussed on how to respond in ministry to crisis created by unaccompanied children. read more »

by Sam Hodges
on September 02, 2014

A 3-year-old boy

Reflections on visit to U.S. Border Patrol’s Temporary Housing Facility

Facility has prison feel, with lights on 24 hours a day and fenced pens for the children. read more »

by Rob Rutland-Brown
on September 02, 2014

Escobar joins social-justice agency

Will lead immigration-reform grassroots organizing

Will advocate denomination’s policy positions on Capitol Hill, communicate to grassroots teams, congregations. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on August 25, 2014

Faith, community leaders visit border holding facility

Honduran foreign minister arrives next day in McAllen, Texas

Delegation sought to provide caring presence for unaccompanied children in detention in temporary building. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on August 25, 2014

Standing on the side of love

Movement gaining momentum to stop deportations

4 times as many people arrested July 31 as faith community raises moral voice on behalf of human rights for immigrants. read more »

by C. Sol Cotto
on August 15, 2014

Why Honduran children risk journey

Poverty, family separation, violence spur dangerous migration

Poor migrants are greatest wealth of Honduras because U.S. needs cheap labor. read more »

by the Rev. Juan Guerrero
on August 15, 2014

112 arrested at White House

United Methodist bishops, other faith leaders decry deportations

Hundreds of demonstrators tell President Obama to stop inhumane immigration-enforcement policies read more »

by the Rev. Erik Alsgaard
on August 07, 2014

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