Paul Ryan

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With people of faith – including United Methodists and his own Catholic Church – pressing for a "clean DREAM Act," House Speaker Paul Ryan faces a moral challenge over protection for undocumented adults brought to the USA as children. Read more


United Methodist advocates are working to present Dreamers as valuable members of U.S. society rather than villains and miscreants as recent political rhetoric has described them. Read more

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Wall of Faces

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Revoking DACA and adding punitive policies have effectively taken away protections for some 1.2 million immigrants, writes the Rev. Lyda Pierce of the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference, who urges churches to help. Read more

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In the midst of a brutal winter, powerless undocumented immigrants face a cold future as they are rounded up by immigration officials. They need Christians to defend them, writes the Rev. Charlie Baber. Read more


Stand for Justice

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United Methodists and other people of faith are actively urging Congress to pass a "clean Dream Act" to halt the deportation of hundreds of thousands of undocumented young people brought to the USA as children. Read more

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The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant tackles the theological and social justice implications of misappropriating Jesus and biblical texts about welcoming strangers. Read more


The Trump Adminstration's latest attack on immigrants -- revoking the protected status of some 200,000 Salvadorans -- violates the biblical injunction to welcome strangers, writes the Rev. Thomas Reese. Read more

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United Methodists were among hundreds of protesters arrested by Capitol Police for demonstrating on behalf of young people affected by the Trump Administration's removal of protections for undocumented child arrivals. Read more

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Bishop Minerva Carcaño

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United Methodist bishops are calling on Congress, as a matter of faith, to enact a law to protect undocumented young immigrants brought to the United States as children. Read more

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USA Humanitario

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The women's mission organization supports the United Methodist Immigration Task Force’s call to the church to act for justice on behalf of childhood arrivals facing deportation. Read more

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The Rev. Morgan Guyton argues that if conservative evangelical Christians believe in atonement theology, they should support amnesty and citizenship for childhood undocumented immigrants. Read more

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DACA Rally

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United Methodists are speaking out against the deportation of 600,000 youths granted amnesty under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and are urging Congress to act immediately to protect them. Read more

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Bishop Karen Oliveto finds that the cost of discipleship is a continuing process of discernment, action, evaluation and celebration that few of us attempt. Read more

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UMC-supported Church World Service and the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society are among the agencies planning public demonstrations to support immigrant youths vulnerable to deportation. Read more

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