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Immigration & the Church

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Immigration & the Church

OVERVIEW
This resource will help you determine how to proceed legally with the issue of immigration. Use these articles as you consider the best ways to keep your church safe and legal and as you strive to serve the immigrant communities in your context. We pray that, however you choose to respond to these issues, God blesses you in your efforts as you seek earnestly after him.

CONTENTS
Thinking About Immigration
Overview | Are the law and Christian compassion diametrically opposed?
By Ryan Hamm

Verifying Immigration Status of New Hires
Assessment | How much do you know about Form 1-9?
By Richard R. Hammar

What to Do with a New Hire
How To | How to make sure you're following the law.
By Richard R. Hammar

Employing Foreign Citizens as Religious Workers
The Legal Side | Guidelines for hiring internationals.
By Marian V. Liautaud

Screening Workers
Sample | Ministry protection form for staff and volunteers, including internationals.
By Willow Creek Community Church

When the Government Interferes
The Legal Side | What we can learn from immigration cases.
By Richard R. Hammar

When the Stranger Knocks
For Church Leaders | What the influx of immigrants to the U.S. may mean for churches.
Interview by Katelyn Beaty

Offering Sanctuary
For Church Leaders | More about offering refuge than political protest.
By Ted Olsen

The Soul of the Border Crisis
For Church Leaders | Local churches are key in fixing the immigration mess.
A Christianity Today editorial

Alien Nation
It's True | One pastor's perspective on the immigration debate—and immigration opportunity.
A Christianity Today editorial

Resource Center
Leader's Guide | Quick tips and recommended resources.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pages: 39