Mississippi churches, including The United Methodist Church, are helping the families of immigrants arrested in an Aug. 7 raid on local companies. Read more

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Active and retired United Methodist bishops have called for U.S. politicians to stop partisan wrestling over the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border and devise compassionate humanitarian solutions. Read more

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Some 400 participants, most of them people of faith, protested U. S. immigration policies at the U. S.-Mexico border near San Diego, Calif., where thousands of people seeking asylum have gathered. Read more

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The congregation of CityWell United Methodist Church in Durham, North Carolina, still is working to support Samuel Oliver-Bruno, an unauthorized immigrant deported to Mexico, as well as his wife and son, who remain in the United States. Read more

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Members and supporters of CityWell United Methodist Church are marshaling forces to aid Samuel Oliver-Bruno, an undocumented immigrant who was arrested Nov. 24 after sheltering at the church for almost a year. Read more

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The General Board of Church and Society calls on United Methodists to advocate against a plan to place U.S. troops at the border, and instead to stand with asylum seekers. Read more

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The United Methodist-related immigratiton ministry, housed in 19 locations across the United States, met at Travis Park UMC in San Antonio, Texas, for education and inspiration. Read more

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The Rev. Morgan Guyton sees the mindset and practices of Christian authoritarianism in the Senate process involving Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more

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Find out what it's like at the U.S.-Mexico border in this feature article by Kathy L. Gilbert of United Methodist News Service, with photos by Mike DuBose Read more

Seven United Methodists were among the 22 people arrested in a peaceful protest organized by the Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice (IMIrJ) of Oregon outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Portland. Read more

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The Global Young People's Convocation held a legislative session to prepare proposals on migration, nationalism, sexism and rejection of the practice of child marriage to send to the United Methodist General Conference 2020. Read more

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Bishops and church legal experts express dismay and confusion over the rationale behind dismissing church charges against U. S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a United Methodist layman. Read more

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On the question of how the United States should treat newcomers, annual conferences proclaimed a common message: Keep families together, reports Heather Hahn of United Methodist News Service. Read more

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  • Immigration prayer

    Mike DuBose Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

    Immigration prayer

    MATAMOROS, Mexico – The Rev. Arturo Gonzélez Sandouzl (second from right) and other members of the United Methodist Immigration Task Force pray with Isabél and her 16-month-old daughter Kassandra at a makeshift camp near the bridge leading to the U.S. in Matamoros, Mexico. The mother and daughter traveled from Nicaragua in hopes of seeking asylum in the U.S. (Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.)

  • Casa Padre Wal Mart

    Casa Padre, housed in a former Brownsville, Texas, Walmart, is the largest immigration detention center in the U.S. (Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS).