Earlier this summer, the U.S. Senate passed a bill that would overhaul the country’s immigration system, leading to many important reforms for immigrants and refugees.
Now, it’s the House’s turn to tackle Comprehensive Immigration Reform. To prep advocates around the church for the effort ahead, our colleagues in the Office of Government Relations have released a fantastic new advocacy toolkit.
The resource arms advocates with a wide array of messages, theological reflection prompts, and a message from Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.
Specifically aimed at legislators in a position to influence the immigration reform discussion, the toolkit summarizes the church’s positions on a number of immigration-related topics, including reforms for refugees and asylum seekers, a humane approach to border enforcement, family reunification policy, and many other issues currently on the table.
It also provides strategies for having productive dialogue about immigration reform with members of your church, your neighbors, and your legislators. All told, the toolkit is a powerful resource for advocates or for anyone wanting to learn more about the legislative process around immigration reform.