Immigration and Customs Enforcement ICE

Members of Allendale UMC In St. Petersburg, Fla., and their pastor, the Rev. Andy Oliver, supported immigrant Luis Blanco and are now helping his family following his deportation to Mexico. more

Feb 13, 2018 4:03 PM Advocating Justice


Pew Research Center

The Pew Research Center reports that ICE immigration arrests went up 30 percent in 2017. Meanwhile, more United Methodists are actively providing sanctuary to immigrant families facing deportation. more

Feb 9, 2018 4:11 PM Advocating Justice

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. more

Jan 30, 2018 2:23 PM Advocating Justice

Rranxburgaj Family

Michigan Conference Photo/Mark Doyal

Central UMC in Detroit offers shelter to a family from Albania whose father is facing ICE deportation after 17 years in the United States. more

Jan 29, 2018 1:50 PM Advocating Justice

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. more

Jan 17, 2018 9:58 AM Perspectives

Pablo Alvarado

Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS

Giving sanctuary to undocumented immigrants means more than sheltering them inside a church building, as participants learned recently during training sponsored by MARCHA, the United Methodist Hispanic/Latino caucus. more

Aug 24, 2017 2:13 PM Advocating Justice

Hector Martinez

Photo courtesy of Go-Fund-Me: Justice for Hector Martinez.

Jul 26, 2017 10:25 AM Advocating Justice

La Trinidad Class

Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS

As the Trump Administration cracks down on immigrants, churches and ministries find members and clients fearfully avoiding services in San Antonio, Texas, a historic center for Hispanic Methodism. more

Mar 28, 2017 11:07 AM Local Church

Barralaga Released

Photo courtesy of the Barralaga family

A Kansas church leader detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement brought five people to Christ while in detention, but still faces the loss of his livelihood while he awaits an April 4 trial on his undocumented status. more

Mar 13, 2017 1:36 PM Local Church

Daniel Castillo

Holston Conference Photo by Annette Spence

Despite new aggressive enforcement policies, undocumented immigrants were reassured by a United Methodist pastor, the Rev. Daniel Castillo, that they have options and need not fear deportation. more

Feb 22, 2017 2:48 PM Advocating Justice

Rising Hope ICE

UM Insight Screencap

At least two men were arrested by ICE agents across the street from Rising Hope UMC in Fairfax County, Va., causing concern that some people may be deterred from going to the church's shelter, reported NBC Channel 4 in Washington, D.C. more

Feb 16, 2017 4:29 PM 1 Comments

Hispanic Leader Detained

Photo courtesy of the Rev. Raciel Quintana

A United Methodist Sunday school teacher and evangelist is fighting to remain with his family after being arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement without a deportation order. more

Feb 16, 2017 3:29 PM Advocating Justice 1 Comments