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Border Ministry in the Western Jurisdiction

There is an unprecedented number of deportations taking place today that dramatically affect the lives of millions of people in the US and Mexico, The United Methodist Church needs to partner with the Methodist Church of Mexico in ministry to these deportees left in the border towns with no resources... Read More

Faithfulness in Response to Critical Needs

We express our utmost concern for the passage of anti-immigrant laws, which adversely affect the well-being of citizens and residents of this country as they engage in providing humanitarian aid to undocumented persons in several States. Read More

DREAM Act

The General Conference urges the US Congress to adopt the DREAM Act and provide access to education for children who have lived most of their lives in this country. Read More

Rights of Immigrants

We urge the Church and society to recognize the gifts, contributions, and struggles of those who are immigrants and to advocate for justice for all. Read More

Welcoming the Migrant to the U.S.

We regret any and all violence committed against migrants in the past and resolve to work to eliminate racism and violence directed towards newly arriving migrants to the United States. Read More

United States-Mexico Border

The United States-Mexico border is a 2,000-mile-long area where the socioeconomic dynamics of two interacting cultures have a negative impact on the quality of life of adjoining populations. Read More

Global Migration and the Quest for Justice

The United Methodist Church commits to provide help for refugees and migrants, engage in advocacy on migration issues, and provide educational resources. Read More