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130 faith leaders, immigrant activists risk arrest

Protesting president’s deportation policies

Civil disobedience at White House opposes daily deportation of 1,100, as Congress and administration consider expedited deportation of refugee children. read more »

July 30, 2014

Address border humanitarian crisis

Over 40 organizations call on Congress to act

Groups urge emergency aid, attention to underlying causes of violence. read more »

by Wayne Rhodes, Editor, Faith in Action
on July 30, 2014

Some typical stories

Personal reflections about U.S.-Mexico border trip

Immigration reform has not been passed because many industries depend on below-minimum-wage workers to maximize profits. read more »

July 30, 2014

People are not illegal

Personal reflections about U.S.-Mexico border trip

Immigrant stories weren’t 'even remotely comparable to the headlines on our news,' says S.C. clergywoman. read more »

July 22, 2014

1,000 children

Desert Southwest Conference leaders visit Nogales Border Patrol station

United Methodists set out to find out how to help unaccompanied minors who must also be protected from the public. read more »

by the Rev. Dr. Dottie Escobedo‐Frank
on July 22, 2014

Child protection law threatened

Demand Congress reject rollback of anti-trafficking, child protection law

Bipartisan Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, signed by President Bush, prevents vulnerable children from being exploited. read more »

by Susan Greer Burton
on July 22, 2014

Bishops urge compassion

Request prayers for border crisis

Council calls United Methodists to ‘pray, reflect, engage in acts of compassion’ related to rise in unaccompanied migrant children coming to U.S. read more »

July 22, 2014

A values test

U.S. not passing

Jesus was a child refugee; that which we do to the children fleeing to America right now, we do to him. read more »

by Jennifer Butler
on July 22, 2014

The young of the world

Pray for rescue of children from so many horrors

United Methodist Social Principles say children must be protected from economic physical, emotional and sexual exploitation and abuse. read more »

by Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary, General Board of Church & Society
on July 11, 2014

Layers of complexity, compromise

Personal reflections about U.S.-Mexico border trip

Truth of the border: Honest people willingly become criminals to keep their families from suffering. read more »

July 11, 2014

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