Humane Immigration Policy
"When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself..." Leviticus 19:33-34 (NRSV)
Groups that Help
Church World Service (www.cwsglobal.org) From their website: "CWS helps refugees resettle and rebuild their lives. We strive to meet them where they are, providing assistance and safeguarding the most vulnerable. CWS extends welcome to newcomers, helping immigrants find legal status in the U.S., with the support of local communities." Charity Navigator - 3 stars; Charity Watch - B+.
Sojourners (www.sojo.net) Through their "Welcoming the Stranger" emphasis, Sojourners is a strong advocacy group for immigrants from all corners of the world.
Mercy Corps (www.mercycorps.org) Their work with caring for the needs of Syrian refugees in refugee camps is especially important. Charity Navigator - 3 stars; Charity Watch - A-.
Mercy-USA (www.mercyusa.org) From their web site: "Since October, 2012, Mercy-USA for Aid and Development's relief workers have been providing food aid inside Syria. Currently, we are assisting 1000 displaced and vulnerable families.with monhly food baskets and infant formula in the Northern Syrian city of Aleppo." Charity Navigator - 4 stars.