Sign the Commitment

Scripture teaches that immigrants are made in the image of God and that a faithful response to a stranger is to extend welcome. In the Bible, strangers are often used by God to bring blessing. I have experienced the blessing that immigrants bring to the U.S., my community, the church, and my life.

So when I hear immigrants described as burdens, I’m committed to change the conversation -- whether in my home, my church, or my congressional district. I commit to speak the truth: Immigrants are a blessing, not a burden.

Call

I call on my congressional representative to

  • speak in ways that reflect the economic, social, and spiritual blessings that immigrants bring to the U.S. I will not remain silent about language that portrays immigrants as “takers,” dangerous, or burdensome to my community or to the country as a whole.
  • enact immigration policy that respects the dignity of immigrants, and the blessing they bring to the United States. Immigration policy must
    • keep families together.
    • establish a path to citizenship for those who qualify and wish to become permanent residents.
    • adjust the number of visas given to immigrant-dependent industries.
    • enforce laws humanely.
    • be rooted in the truth that immigrants are a blessing, not a burden.

> Sign and share the pledge.

How Have Immigrants Blessed You?

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#blessingnotburden

1. Take a photo that shares how immigrants have blessed you
1. Take a photo that shares how immigrants have blessed you

2. Tag it #blessingnotburden
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3. Share it on social media
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Email your stories to osjha@crcna.org with subject line #blessingnotburden.


Story & Photo Ideas:


Story about how immigrants bless your church.

“Immigrants bring different worship styles to my church.”


Story of how immigrants bless your community.

“Immigrants bring restaurants with delicious foods.”


Story of how immigrants bless our economy.

“Immigrants bring openness and different perspectives to our work.”


Story of how immigrants bless your life.

“Immigrants teach me and my family about different cultures.”

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