Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) joined with other organizations to oppose H.R. 4731, the "Refugee Program Identity Restoration Act of 2016." Read the letter to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee Leadership - March 15, 2016 (PDF).
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)
News & Statements
Jun 7, 2016
The immigration and refugee advocacy community has lost a co-laborer in the field with the untimely death of the Reverend Kelly S. Allen on June 5. Allen, pastor and head ...
Stated Clerk urges Congress to welcome refugees and ensure children have lawyers in immigration court
Apr 7, 2016
I write today as the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to express opposition to anti-refugee legislation and support for S. 2540, “The Fair Day ...
Mar 10, 2016
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) was among twenty-four Catholic, Evangelical, and Protestant faith-based organizations that filed an amicus brief March 9 with the Supreme Court of the United States in support ...
Jan 19, 2016
Inspired by the peaceful legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., nearly 400 people crowded into the pews of a small Presbyterian church in the mountains of western North Carolina ...
Jan 12, 2016
In bold and clear language, Presbyterians are calling on President Barack Obama and his administration to end raids on mothers and children from Central America, their detention, and their ultimate ...
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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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