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network training opportunities

Are you currently involved or interested in immigration advocacy?

The Office of Immigration Issues is excited to announce a series of network trainings for Presbyterians involved in immigration advocacy! The trainings will be held in six locations across the U.S., and the purpose will be to build connections among Presbyterians with a passion for justice for immigrants!

Here’s what to expect:

  • Apply community organizing skills to your local context
  • Learn basic tools for building effective local coalitions
  • Network and share best practices with other advocates
  • Learn about historical context and current topics of immigration advocacy
  • Adopt a Biblical and theological framework
  • Develop an action plan to implement at home

All registration fees cover room and board; participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses.

Training dates and locations
Stony Point, NY, April 7-9 2016
Richmond, VA, April 20-22 2016
Louisville, KY, May 12-14, 2016

For more information, contact Cheri Harper at or 800-728-7228 x5081.

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) joined with 272 organizations in a letter asking the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to designate El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras for Temporary Protected status. This status would acknowledge the danger present for many families in those countries and allow for a temporary immigration status for those families who come here seeking protection but do not meet the narrow legal requirements for asylum.

Letter to President Obama on Temporary Protection Status (TPS) for Northern Triangle Countries - January 24, 2016 (PDF)

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) joins other organizations to voice opposition to Immigration and Customs Enforcement's plan to begin immigration raids of Central American families in 2016. 

Letter to President Obama on DHS round-ups of Central American families - December 31, 2015 (PDF)

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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.

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