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Immigration Issues

Immigration Issues

Watch the trailer for The Genesis of Exodus: The Roots of Central American Migration.

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View the comprehensive storymap for The Genesis of Exodus.

Use the Reflection Guide (PDF) to aid in understanding the content presented in the film, The Genesis of Exodus, and the accompanying storymap and to assist in mobilizing action.

Advent and Christmastide Lectionary Resources - As we enter the season of Advent, the Office of Immigration Issues offers this brief study guide for the Sunday lectionary. For each Sunday, we have prepared brief contextual notes for a few of the lectionary readings, including where possible and appropriate their context in the Bible, in history, and in interpretation.

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)