Immigration

Social Concerns
Maria Chavalan Sut is living at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Charlottesville, Va., to avoid being deported to Guatemala. Photo by Richard Lord, UMNS.

Prayer at Virginia legislature written by woman in sanctuary

Guatemalan woman takes refuge in Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Social Concerns
Children pray during a Christmas party at the Door of Hope Salvation Army shelter in Tijuana, Mexico. Migrant children who are staying with their mothers at the shelter joined with kids from the neighborhood and volunteers from the Methodist Church of Mexico in the celebration. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Christmas story crosses all borders

Children enjoy a Christmas party at shelter for migrants, and the Las Posadas tradition demonstrates border walls cannot contain the story of Christ's birth.
Immigration
U.S. Border Patrol agents and officers from the Department of Homeland Security advance toward United Methodists leaders and organizers of a march calling for migrant justice as the marchers kneel on the beach at the fence between the U.S. and Mexico in San Diego.

Faith leaders struggle to bring message of hope to migrants

More than 300 faith leaders — including United Methodists — walked to the border wall in San Diego to bring blessing to people in Tijuana.
Social Concerns
Bishop Felipe Ruiz-Aguilar (center) and United Methodist Global Ministries missionary Yabes Manokaran (left) share communion with migrants during a worship service at El Faro: The Border Church. Photo by Misael Ruiz Lara, Methodist Church of Mexico.

Mexican church helping migrants in Tijuana, Apaxco

Methodist churches are helping provide food, shelter for members of the migrant caravan camped out in Tijuana, Mexico.

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