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Immigration

Nearly 73,000 unaccompanied minors were apprehended at the southwest border and detained in one year. Many struggle with grief and loss as they miss families and friends and familiar surroundings. Each one of them is forever changed. […] Read More

Once Navid knew he would be leaving the offshore refugee camp near Australia for his new home in the US, a community of people and churches began to work to welcome him upon his arrival. […] Read More

Stuck in a repressive Australian offshore processing center for refugees, Navid learned he had been approved for a resettlement program to the US. Many obstacles had to be overcome, but God unlocked each one. […] Read More

Navid grew up in a Muslim family in Iran but decided he wanted to become a Christian, a decision that led to him being beaten and tortured by government police. He knew he had to flee the country. […] Read More

Welcome House Raleigh is a temporary housing ministry for refugees and immigrants seeking a long-term housing solution. A team of vetted volunteers offers hospitality, settlement assistance and assimilation into the community. […] Read More

Over half my elementary students are from Mexico, Central America and South America. They feel the political winds blowing against them. As long as folks refuse to understand them, these 9- and 10-year-olds rarely feel kindness. […] Read More

When our ancestors first came to America, they arrived seeking a better life to sustain them. It’s no different today for those trying to cross our southern border. An ancient story illustrates the futility of being angry at them. […] Read More

When people claim the US must obey the law and deport undocumented immigrants, their argument crumbles thanks to a lawbreaking, Bible-smuggling conservative Christian. When unjust laws contradict God’s will, there’s no contest. […] Read More

A gunman who slaughtered 22 people in El Paso claimed in an online forum he wanted to stop a ‘Hispanic invasion.’ Anyone who would shoot our Mexican and other Latinx brothers and sisters would shoot into the heart of God. […] Read More

We often view migration as the search for the American dream. In reality, it’s a life-or-death decision as many are forced to flee violence and desperate conditions. Will churches show God’s love to the least of these? […] Read More