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Immigration education

Newcomers to the United States continue to encounter an unwelcoming hostility shaped by racism and fear of the stranger. Many congregations are ambivalent about how to respond to immigrants and remain uneducated about the political, economic and social issues that cause immigration. MCC U.S. immigration education work builds capacity to respond to the biblical mandate to welcome the stranger.

Leviticus 19:33-34:
"When a stranger sojourns with you in your land, you shall not do (the stranger) wrong. The stranger who sojourns with you shall be to you as the native among you, and you shall love (the stranger) as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.""

God expected the Israelites to show kindness and assist the foreigners when they had settled and became established. So, too, we must show kindness and assist the foreigners now that have settled and become established in this land.

MCC U.S. works to educate people of faith about important immigration issues by coordinating educational and resource events, providing up to date information and resource materials on immigration issues, assisting constituents interested in developing an immigration program, and working with the MCC U.S. Washington Office to promote immigration advocacy and education on the political, economic and social issues that cause immigration.

Visit immigration.mcc.org for more information and resources.