Immigration

Here you will find resources and first-person stories about the issue of immigration into the United States. You can find out more about both refugee and immigration issues on the Disciples Home Missions Refugee & Immigration Ministries webpage.

Stories from Disciples acting on immigration issues:
Statements from Church leaders on immigration issues:

Video with Rev. Guadalupe Lupita Castillo, Disciples pastor in Tijuana, Mexico, who welcomes the deported from San Diego. (2:42 minutes)

Pertinent General Assembly resolutions: 20172009 | 2007 | 2005 | 2003

Other resources:

Midwest Summit of Forging a New Consensus on Immigrants and America, and National Immigration Forum | Church World Service | Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reformmigrationpolicy.org | welcomingamerica.org | U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service | Welcoming the Immigrant study materials

Frequently Asked Questions provided by Central Pastoral Office for Hispanic Ministries (Fall 2013)

Thoughts on the border with Rev. Xose Escamilla (7:47 minutes)

We are called ‘a thousand uses’.(29.31)

Manny suffered sadness. (4:24 minutes)

Traffic Stop (15:29 minutes)

Seeing their dad arrested was hard. (9:42 minutes)

Separation is like divorce. (15:35 minutes)

Determined U.S. citizen works on graduating (2:10 minutes)

We want to serve this country… (1:41 minutes)

You work in Cuba… for nothing. (4:27 minutes)

All his life is here. (7:56 minutes)