Immigration is not an issue only in cities and towns near the United States’ northern and southern borders. Presbyteries across the country are frequently contacted by churches for advice and referrals to resources to help address immigration problems at the local level.
At the 218th General Assembly (2008), held in San Jose, California, several resolutions were approved. Through these actions the General Assembly has tried to create a way for local churches to become educated and take action on this important issue. The information in these resolutions and the actions they suggest will go a long way in helping us to understand the church’s role in seeking justice for the “strangers” in our midst.