CBF advocates applaud President Biden for raising refugee ceiling
advocacy / immigration / refugees

CBF advocates applaud President Biden for raising refugee ceiling

May 3, 2021 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — Cooperative Baptist Fellowship leaders welcomed President Biden’s announcement that his administration will raise the refugee ceiling to 62,500 people this fiscal year and plans to set a goal of 125,000 refugee admissions for fiscal year 2022. This decision comes following President Biden signing an emergency determination … Continue reading

Líderes de CBF emiten una Declaración Sobre el Límite de Refugiados
advocacy / Espanol / immigration / refugees

Líderes de CBF emiten una Declaración Sobre el Límite de Refugiados

Por CBF Advocacy Después de escuchar la indignación de los líderes religiosos por su decisión de mantener el número históricamente bajo de 15,000 admisiones de refugiados en los Estados Unidos este año fiscal, el Presidente Joe Biden cambió de rumbo el Viernes por la tarde. El 15 de Mayo se anunciaría un mayor número de … Continue reading

Migration: A world of stories
immigration

Migration: A world of stories

By Rubén Ortiz Our eyes and ears never get a break. Continual sight and sound revolve around the border crisis. Headlines follow one another; news flashes and press conferences interrupt our daily lives. Expert opinions multiply, while solutions diminish. Politicians, logisticians, religious leaders and activists visit the Southern border. They all clamor to be correct … Continue reading

Advocacy Action Alert: Immigration Reform
advocacy / immigration

Advocacy Action Alert: Immigration Reform

By Elket Rodriguez Immigration Reform is a priority for the current Administration and this Congress. We are calling on immigration advocates to engage their elected officials for immigration reform that is compassionate and consistent with our Principles and Values for Immigration Reform. Our Advocacy Action Team for Immigrants and Refugees is working to encourage and … Continue reading

Assisting Asylees to Begin a New Life
CBF Field Personnel / Field Personnel / Field Personnel Columns / immigration

Assisting Asylees to Begin a New Life

The following is a reflection from CBF field personnel Greg Smith, who serves in Fredericksburg, Va., with his wife, Sue. You can learn more about their ministries and support their work at www.cbf.net/smith. For LUCHA Ministries Immigration Legal Services, the final week of September was full indeed.  Over a four-day period, I clocked 48 hours and, … Continue reading

Want to help Pastor Navarro serve immigrants? Send backpacks
Fellowship Southwest / immigration

Want to help Pastor Navarro serve immigrants? Send backpacks

By Marv Knox If you’ve been wondering how to directly help immigrants seeking asylum in the United States, Pastor Carlos Navarro can tell you how to lend a hand. Actually, how to lend a backpack. Navarro and Iglesia Bautista West Brownsville operate an immigrant relief shelter (and Fellowship Southwest provided the funds to build a … Continue reading

Investment in the lives of others
CBF Field Personnel / Field Personnel / Field Personnel Columns / immigration

Investment in the lives of others

Over the next weeks and months, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will be sharing reflections from our CBF field personnel serving around the world. These are stories of impact and outreach, Gospel-sharing and relationship building, long-term presence and abundant love. The following is a reflection from CBF field personnel Sue Smith, who serves through LUCHA Ministries … Continue reading

For International Migrant Day, nine immigrants’ stories
Fellowship Southwest / immigration

For International Migrant Day, nine immigrants’ stories

This Friday, Dec. 18, is International Migrants Day. To help us understand immigrants, Fellowship Southwest’s Elket Rodríguez interviewed nine Christian immigrants in different stages of their immigration process. These immigrants represent different countries, races, ethnicities and religious traditions. Some are asylum seekers living in migrant shelters in Mexico, just across the southern border of the … Continue reading

Houston church provides timely Advent offering to Matamoros ministry
Advent / Fellowship Southwest / immigration / refugees

Houston church provides timely Advent offering to Matamoros ministry

By Elket Rodríguez Shared understanding of weakness and vulnerability prompted a Houston church to support a ministry to refugees in Matamoros, Mexico—just across the border from Brownsville, Texas. As Pastor Eleuterio González responded to the COVID-19 outbreak that forced him to close an immigrant shelter in Matamoros, Pastor David Deulofeu prepared to bless González’s ministry … Continue reading