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History of Immigration

Here is a very good history of immigration which helps us to see the whole picture: History of U.S. Immigration    

Spreadsheet that lists COVID-1 resources

Here is link to a spreadsheet developed by the Interfaith Immigration Coalition continually updated to show resources available to migrants suffering from the pandemic:  

Crisis within a Crisis: Immigration around the Globe. Exacerbating the existing vulnerabilities of the world’s refugees and internally displaced people in the midst of a pandemic.

“Governmental oppression, war and famine send historic numbers of people streaming via dangerous routes into nearby countries that are overwhelmed and often reluctant to accept them. People are treated as “suspicious” or are brutalized simply because of their gender, race,...

Welcome to the ELCA AMMPARO blog!

Welcome to the ELCA AMMPARO blog. For those of you who have discovered this and are not familiar with the ELCA AMMPARO strategy, it the ELCA strategy to accompany migrant children and families with protection, advocacy, representation and opportunities. As...


The ELCA’s strategy to Accompanying Migrant Minors with Protection, Advocacy, Representation and Opportunities (AMMPARO) was envisioned after witnessing the plight of children who are forced to flee their communities because of complex and interrelated reasons in El Salvador, Honduras and…