Articles on Immigration

What is “chain migration”? Over the past few years, the term “chain migration” has shifted from its original usage and taken on a negative connotation. In current immigration debates, though, “chain migration” is used as a misleading synonym for “family... Continue...

The United States Senate begins debate this week on immigration reform for the special category of undocumented immigrants brought to this country by their parents, known as Dreamers. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R–Ky.) agreed to a rare, open floor... Continue...

Last September, amid the buzz of fresh energy after a summer break and the hopeful promise of a new academic year, Lizbeth Duran-Ortiz, a Spanish translator at a Birmingham, Ala., area elementary school, sat frozen and scared at her desk.... Continue...

Next week marks three months since the President announced the ending of the DACA program. At the time of the announcement—which incited the fears of immigrant families across the country—there seemed to be somewhat of a bipartisan resolve to quickly... Continue...

Pressured by an impending lawsuit, President Trump is considering ending the Obama administration’s protections for young undocumented immigrants known as “Dreamers” known as DACA. Here is what you should know about this complicated immigration issue: Who are “Dreamers?” The term... Continue...

Editor’s Note: Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, where Bryant Wright, a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, is pastor, was recently featured in The Atlanta Journal Constitution for their work in helping to resettle a Syrian refugee family. The ERLC reached... Continue...

Are we taking the humanity and dignity of people into consideration when shaping our own views of immigration? Matthew Soerens, training specialist for World Relief, sits down with Dan Darling to discuss these issues and more. Soerens serves as the... Continue...

And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt. (Deuteronomy 10:19) It is hard to argue that immigration policy in our nation is controversial, divisive and lacking. Far too often, leaders in both... Continue...

President Obama’s request for $3.7 billion to aid 52,000 young Central America migrants seeking a home here has sparked outrage among many. Nearly $4 billion is a large amount of money; but what’s concerning is not the expenditure of funds,... Continue...

For the last two weeks, we have been working together with the National Latino Evangelical Coalition (NALEC) and the Evangelical Immigration Table to create strategies to help the more than 50,000 Hispanic children who have crossed the border in the... Continue...