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United Methodists, including former first lady Laura Bush, have increased their opposition to the Trump Administration's policy of separation immigrant children from their families. more

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The forced separation of immigrant children from their parents by the U.S. Border Patrol is state-sponsored child abuse that United Methodists should be working to stop immediately. more

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Iowa United Methodists join with their ecumenical and interfaith partners with prayers and donations to affected families in response to a major raid on undocumented immigrants by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) more

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Responding to growing fears of deportation, many synagogues, churches and other houses of worship across the country have declared themselves sanctuary congregations, offering support and shelter to those who need it most. more


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

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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

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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

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Rranxburgaj Family

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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

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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. more


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

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Hector Martinez

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

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La Trinidad Class

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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

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Barralaga Released

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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

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Daniel Castillo

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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

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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


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

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