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Immigration Issues

About Us


The Office of Immigration Issues helps the church in the U.S. respond to the movement of all God’s people. Initially established by action of the 216th General Assembly (2004), the office provides advice and counsel to mid councils and congregations with immigration issues and resources members can use to advocate for more just immigration laws and processes.

Legal Services

Teresa Waggener

Teresa Waggener

Teresa advises and represents mid councils and congregations who are calling immigrant pastors. She also provides information and referrals to congregations with members amid immigration processes. Teresa has a Juris Doctor from the Brandeis School of Law and a Masters in Spirituality from Bellarmine University. | 502-569-5372


Advocacy and Accompaniment 

Amanda Craft

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Amanda supports the growth and activity of Presbyterians for Just Immigration, a campaign to mobilize congregations, mid councils, and Presbyterian-related organizations to affirm and promote the civil and human rights of immigrants. She helps coordinate advocacy opportunities for leaders engaged in immigrant justice work consistent with the mandates of the General Assembly. Previously she served as a mission co-worker in Guatemala, Mexico, and along the U.S.-Mexico border. She has a Masters in Religion from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. | 502-569-5007 

Financial Support

The work of the Office of Immigration Issues is supported through per capita dollars. However, you can choose to further support immigration education and advocacy efforts through this Extra Commitment Opportunity. Please note EC052074 on your check and send gifts to:

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Extra Commitment Opportunity
P.O. Box 643660
Pittsburgh PA  15264-3700