The United Methodist Social Principles declare, “We recognize, embrace, and affirm all persons, regardless of country of origin, as members of the family of God. We affirm the right of all persons to equal opportunities for employment, access to housing, health care, education, and freedom from social discrimination.” We advocate for the human dignity, human worth, and human rights of migrants, refugees, and immigrants and support legislation that provides them with equitable and accessible immigration policies (cf. Gen. 23:4, Deut. 27:19, Jer. 7:5-7, Rom. 13:8).
On October 5, 2022, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the 2021 district court decision that ruled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy unlawful. The case now goes back to the district court for renewed consideration of the new DACA rule published by the Biden administration. However, only Congress has the tools…
On April 1, 2022, the Biden Administration announced its firm commitment to end Title 42, a discriminatory policy that prevents migrants from declaring asylum at the US/Mexico border. In response to the end of Title 42 Governor Abott of Texas issued an aggressive action to begin bussing migrants and asylum seekers from the southern border to Washington, DC.
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