Invitation to training
Interested in becoming a leader in your community around immigration? Attend a FREE training in Stony Point February 21-23 and gain skills to aid in community organizing, improve knowledge of immigration law and policy, and deepen your connection between faith and action. Former Moderator Rick Ufford-Chase will share a history of Presbyterian response to immigration. Space is very limited so reserve your space now. Participants are expected to pay for or raise fund for their air fare/travel costs.
immigration coalition letter-a-day campaign
Rev. Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) joined the Interfaith Immigration Coalition in their letter-a-day campaign to urge the House to take action on a just and comprehensive immigration reform. The letter will be delivered on November 4th. Please take a moment to review the letter and then call your Representative and urge them to take action this year on comprehensive immigration reform. Find out who represents you at www.house.gov and use the box in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
warning about diversity visa fraud
Online registration for the 2015 diversity visa lottery began October 1 and will conclude November 2, 2013. This is an exciting time for people wishing to immigrate to the US. Please take caution, however, and protect yourself from fraud. The US government follows specific protocol in the diversity visa process. Diversity visa applicants should not receive email or mail from the US government about their application and should not be charged money to download and complete a form. Please follow the links embedded in this message to make sure you are following the legitimate government process for this program. Good Luck!
Don't forget to pray.
Direct action for immigration reform is important especially this fall as we are at a pivotal moment in the movement. So don't forget to undergird your action with prayer and other important spiritual practices. The Interfaith Immigration Coalition is organizing "fast action." Forty days of prayer and fasting for just and compassionate immigration reform. Join people of faith across the country September 9-October 18 in prayer and fasting. Learn more at: http://fastaction.us/.
News & Statements
Stated Clerk Urges End of ATEP (Alien Transfer and Exit Program) | El Secretario Permanente urge el término de ATEP (Programa de transferencia y salida de inmigrantes)
December 2, 2013
The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has demanded the end of a program called ATEP (Alien Transfer and Exit Program) because it is dangerous and separates families and friends during the removal process. | La Asamblea General de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EUA) ha pedido el termino del programa llamado ATEP (Programa de transferencia y salida de inmigrantes) ya que peligroso y separa familiares y amigos durante el proceso de deportación.
Stated Clerk urges the end of programs that create distrust of local enforcement and make us less safe
- October 29, 2013
- July 3, 2013
- April 18, 2013
- April 17, 2013
About This Department
The Office of Immigration Issues was created upon a resolution passed at the 216th General Assembly (2004) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The department communicates with middle governing bodies, PC(USA) entities and ecumenical agencies on immigration issues and policies. They also provide regular updates, reliable advice and counsel to presbyteries and pastors whose members have immigration questions or issues.
- Stated Clerk Urges End of ATEP (Alien Transfer and Exit Program)
- Stated Clerk urges the end of programs that create distrust of local enforcement and make us less safe
- Action Letter for Comprehensive Immigration Reform
- Spiritual Reflection on Immigration Reform
- General Assembly Immigration Reform Overview
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