It’s been a challenging start to the 116th U.S. Congress. For 35 days, the country experienced a partial government shutdown over a failure to fund a wall on the U.S. southern border. During negotiations, policy changes related to immigration were proposed but not agreed upon, and the predominant narrative about immigrants was vilifying and often untrue.
As people of faith, we have the opportunity to speak the truth about immigrants as budget negotiations continue. We encourage you to stay engaged by listening to the experiences of immigrants themselves and urging policymakers to pass legislation that supports and protects immigrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers.