The experience of Mennonite Central Committee workers in immigrant communities within the U.S. provides first-hand accounts of the effects of U.S. immigration policy. The MCC Washington Office works to translate those stories into good public policy recommendations.
One new immigrant interviewed for the MCC U.S. Immigration Listening Project explained why he risked all to come to the U.S.: “I have a son who is sick. To buy his medicine and pay for his treatment, we had to sell our house and everything of value that we owned and still it was not enough. I had to leave my sick son and my wife to come to the U.S. and work, with the intention of returning in a couple of years so I can see my son grow up.”
In order for us to model the compassion of Jesus, we must put ourselves in the shoes of an immigrant. Before crafting policy solutions, we must consider how those solutions will affect real people’s lives.
- Immigration: Real People, Real Solutions
- Cold Wall, Warm Hearts
- A Welcome Mat for Some
- Worship Resources
- Imprisoning the Stranger
- Protecting Immigrant Victims of Crime
- The Washington Memo Online
- Advocates’ Corner