Immigration Policies

The Pronouncement

Justice in Immigration, A Pronouncement of the 13th General Synod United Church of Christ – 1981
calls attention to global and domestic implications of United States immigration policy (both governmental and private sector) and recommends policies which call for: public and private practices which reduce worldwide pressures on persons to migrate; a more open, flexible and humane United States immigration and refugee policy; more humane administration of immigration law protecting civil rights; protection of undocumented persons during transition to new policies and laws, and greater involvement of the United Church of Christ in aiding immigrants in resettlement. This pronouncement fulfills the mandate of the Twelfth General Synod to present to the Thirteenth General Synod a major policy statement on immigration and refugee policy.