American Baptist Church
- American Baptist Home Missions Societies’ Office of Immigration and Refugee Services is committed to providing resources and services to our immigrant and refugee communities as well as to the congregations that are opening doors to them. The office actively maintains an extensive ministry of resettlement assistance for persons without homes and country,while providing a variety of resources to assist individuals and congregations on immigration awareness and reform. Find them online at http://www.abhms.org/justice_ministries/immigration_and_refugee_services/generalresources.cfm.
- For additional information, contact the Rev. Aundreia Alexander, Esquire, ABHMS’ national coordinator, Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services, at email@example.com or 800-222-3872, x2430.
- Visit American Baptist Women’s Ministries’ blog “In Their Shoes.”
- The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, CLINIC, has information and resources related to legal services for immigrants.
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
- VIsit the Disciples Home Missions Department of Refugee and Immigration Ministries.
- Check out these resources from Sojourner’s magazine, including articles, stories, and action steps.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
- Visit their Immigration page for ideas on how to take action!
- Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service has great resources on its website, including Mythbusters, a Leadership toolkit, and resources for celebrating World Refugee Day.
Presbyterian Church (USA)
- Download toolkits on a variety of immigration-related topics: comprehensive immigration reform, state legislations, US immigration detention, refugee resettlement and the DREAM Act. Each packet includes general information on the topic, a movie suggestion with discussion questions, Scripture for reflection, details on organizing a speaker’s forum, information on legislative advocacy, suggestions for direct service partnerships, and referrals for additional information.
- Join Presbyterians for Just Immigration (PFJI) to connect with Presbyterians across the country working on immigration issues, to keep abreast of current trends, and receive updates from the Office of Immigration Issues: “like” PFJI’s Facebook page!
- If you would like more information,contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-728-7228 ext 5007.
United Methodist Church
- Visit United Methodist Women’s website on immigration.
- United Methodist Women currently has a year-long spiritual growth study on Immigration and the Bible, including study guide and supplemental resources.
- See in particular “Steps you can Take to Welcome Immigrants,” and a supplemental resource.
- Contact Carol Barton at email@example.com or 212-682-3633.
- The Migration Policy Institute studies global migration, including migration in and to the United States. The website includes many recent reports on immigration and border policy
- The Immigration Policy Center has created valuable information on state immigration legislation and completed a report for states considering immigration legislation. http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/special-reports/qa- guide-state-immigration-laws.
- Download the advocacy toolkit “Not in Our State: What Community-Based Organizations Can Do to Combat SB 1070 Copycat Legislation” created by NCLR and the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. It includes excellent talking points. NCLR regularly updates a “Legislative Landscape” of state anti-immigrant action.
- American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) website has resources on legal issues, including position statements on current proposed legislation, advocacy resources, and a search option for immigration attorneys.
- The Interfaith Immigration Coalition (IIC) is a partnership of faith-based organizations committed to enacting fair and humane immigration reform that reflects our mandate to welcome the stranger and treat all human beings with dignity and respect. Coalition members work together to advocate for just and equitable immigration policies, educate faith communities, and serve immigrant populations around the country. Through this coalition, hundreds of national and local faith-based organizations and faith leaders have called on Congress and the Administration to enact immigration reform consistent with these values. The website provides information on their programs and stories of immigrants.
- Church World Service
- Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
- International Detention Coalition
- Women’s Refugee Commission
- U.S. Committee on Refugees and Immigrants
- Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International
- The Migration Policy Institute
- The Immigration Policy Center
- Human Rights First
- Detention Watch Network