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United Methodists monitor immigration bill

Church leaders have signed a statement outlining how the U.S. Senate bill fits - and does not fit - with United Methodist teachings. Read More

United Methodist Bishop Minerva Carcao is framed by the tightly-spaced mesh of the border fence between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico, during the observance of Posada Without Borders. Today Carcao was among a group of religious leaders who spoke with President Obama about immigration reform.

President invites bishop to immigration meeting

Bishop Minerva Carcao among faith leaders invited to White House; immigration 'a moral issue we all share,' she says. Read More

United Methodist Bishop Minerva Carcaño is framed by the tightly-spaced mesh of the border fence between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico last month. Today President Obama made a call for immigration reform to fix a “broken immigration system.”

Carcaño guest at Obama immigration speech

United Methodist Bishop Minerva Carcao joined other faith leaders in affirming the President's call for immigration reform. Read More

One of the key issues for United Methodists advocating for immigration reform is the reunification of families.

Church immigration network changing

In what promises to be a watershed year in immigration reform, the United Methodist immigrant justice network refocuses on a national scale. Read More

Deferred Action for Certain Immigrant Youth (DACA) provides hope to thousands of undocumented young people.

Helping young adults reach American dream

A new policy allowing young people to stay in the United States has led to a flood of applications. See how United Methodists are helping. Read More

Immigration reformers hail and hammer ruling

Immigration advocates now focus on end to 'racial profiling' in Arizona law after U.S. high court ruling in June eliminates other objections. Read More

United Methodist congregations have led faith communities in advocating for just, humane immigration reform, including the DREAM Act.

Immigrant students get ‘moment of grace’

Obama's announcement looked at as time to prepare as churches help mobilize and educate Hispanic community to apply for legal status. Read More

Obama immigration policy decision praised

Bishop Carcaño calls executive order opening door for young people 'an extraordinary way forward for much-needed immigration reform.' Read More

Deportations Leave Teen Alone

When Jasmine Franco's parents had to leave the U.S., church friends gave her shelter. Now she is the first in her family to go to college. View