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
Stated Clerk Writes Letter Opposing the Protection of Children Act and the Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act
Mar 4, 2015
Today (March 4), the House Judiciary Committee is holding a mark-up session on two bills that, if passed, would take away crucial protections to unaccompanied children arriving in the United States. ...
Feb 10, 2015
[한국의] The Reverend Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), has written a letter in opposition of H.R. 399, Secure Our Borders First Act of 2015. This bill ...
Jan 31, 2015
There is a common perception that many United States immigrants—documented and undocumented—come to the U.S. chasing the “American Dream.” Ask some of the people who formed and maintain the Mexico-based ...
Jan 23, 2015
The complexity of the American immigration debate couldn’t be more apparent than it is from Pan American Avenue in the border town of Douglas and from Internacional, the street directly ...
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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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