Immigration

The United Methodist Church recognizes, embraces, and affirms all persons, regardless of country of origin, as members of the family of God. We urge society to "recognize the gifts, contributions, and struggles of those who are immigrants and to advocate for justice for all." - Social Principles

We invite United Methodist congregations to pray for our brothers and sisters who are suffering the journey of forced migration. In addition, please consider giving to the Global Migration Advance #3022144 to address the global refugee and migration crisis.

Children volunteer and welcome clients at the JFON legal immigration clinic
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How We Serve

Tips to be an effective volunteer with migrants

Find ways to be more welcoming as a neighbor and a person of faith.

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Maritza Velazquez-Cota offers food and comfort to families in an immigration shelter at the U.S.-Mexico Border.
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Ways We Grow

Maritza's Ministry: God's Love at the Border

In a time when families are facing hard times at the U.S. border, a United Methodist immigrant brings "hugs from God."

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Global Migration

Where We Stand

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