Immigration is complicated and the media often highlight short sound bites and controversial viewpoints, which contributes to misinformation and inaccuracies. The confusion and misinformation surrounding immigration can serve to discourage us from looking at this area of U.S. policy. Nonetheless, it is vitally important that we understand what the law is and how it affects families and communities. Immigrants, both documented and undocumented, are members of the body of Christ and local communities. The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has issued policy statements that recognize when part of the body suffers, we all suffer with it.
In addition, the General Assembly has made policy statements on issues related to immigration and specific enforcement programs, such as detention or comprehensive reform. Below are links to information about the various issues the General Assembly has directed the Office of Immigration Issues to address. Follow these links to a brief summary of each issue as well as opportunities to learn more and get involved.