February 7, 2020

By: The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations

The Episcopal Church is deeply concerned by the administration’s decision to restrict immigration from Nigeria, Eritrea, Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, and Sudan. While we wholeheartedly endorse efforts to ensure the safety of the United States, it is not clear that blanket immigration bans...

January 13, 2020

People protest against Trump administration cuts to the U.S. refugee resettlement program, in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington in October 2019. Photo: Reuters

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church and its...

January 10, 2020

[Episcopal News Service] The son of the Anglican bishop of El Salvador, who fled to the United States after being kidnapped and threatened in his home country, was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in November, his father says. Now, with his request for asylum denied, he is...

December 6, 2019

The Rev. Cristina Rathbone, right, is serving asylum-seekers as a bridge chaplain in El Paso while on sabbatical. Here, she and the Rev. Lee Curtis, canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of Rio Grande, strategize about how they’ll address U....

November 26, 2019

A section of the border wall cuts a line between Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Mexico. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service

[Episcopal News Service – Tucson, Arizona] The steel border fence separating Nogales, Arizona, from...

November 21, 2019

Federal authorities conduct a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement work site enforcement operation in Canton, Mississippi, on Aug. 7. Photo: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

[Episcopal News Service] Almost four months after...

September 27, 2019

Syrian refugee Ahmad al Aboud and his family members, on their way to be resettled in the United States as part of a refugee admissions program, walk to board their plane in Amman, Jordan, in 2016. Photo: Reuters

[Episcopal News...

September 27, 2019

In response to the president’s decision to drastically reduce refugee resettlement in Fiscal Year 2020 and permit states and localities to veto refugee resettlement, The Episcopal Church issued the following statement:

The Episcopal Church condemns the administration’s decision to reduce...

September 27, 2019

En respuesta a la decisión del presidente de reducir drásticamente el reasentamiento de refugiados en el año fiscal 2020 y permitir que los estados y localidades veten el reasentamiento de refugiados, La Iglesia Episcopal emitió la siguiente declaración:

La Iglesia Episcopal condena la...

September 19, 2019

Massachusetts pilgrims hike part of a migrant trail in the desert to leave jugs of water for those who might need it. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Massachusetts

[Diocese of Massachusetts] With the migrant crisis on the U.S.-...



As the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) undertakes its review of enforcement policies and p