September 19, 1PM EST

“U.S. Immigration – The Basics” is a 50-minute overview of U.S. Immigration history, laws, and system. Whether you’re working with refugees, immigrants, the unauthorized, or you’re a curious citizen and want to understand U.S. Immigration – this webinar is for you. Register here.

Do you ever wonder how the U.S. immigrant population has changed over time? Are you curious about the history and consequences of our shared border with Mexico? Do you know how U.S. policy has affected our immigration situation today? This fact-based presentation describes the history of U.S. immigration, our current laws and procedures, and the national immigration questions we face today. Downloadable flyer here. Discussion questions for the webinar here.

The webinar presenter:
Alyson Ball is a member of EMM’s Partners in Welcome community, and graciously offered to share a virtual version of the U.S. Immigration presentation she has presented widely. Alyson holds a BA from Cornell, an MBA from Wharton, and is a resident of Charlottesville, Virginia and Green Valley, Arizona. Alyson volunteers for a variety of nonprofits and has worked with refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrant detainees. Alyson has studied U.S. immigration for over three years and has created this presentation to inform the general public about the complexities of U.S. immigration. Register here.

The Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN) and Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) hosted a webinar with guest speaker Bishop Michael Hunn of the Diocese of the Rio Grande to discuss border ministry and advocacy. We covered the latest policy changes related to the border and heard a first hand account from Bishop Hunn about how The Episcopal Church is responding to humanitarian needs. We also offered time for dialogue and questions, in addition to offering ways to get involved.
View the recording here.

On June 18, Episcopal Migration Ministries and The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations hosted a webinar about the history and present of The Episcopal Church’s legacy of refugee welcome.

Broadcast the week of World Refugee Day (June 20) and in advance of General Convention, “Our 1939 Moment: Continuing the Legacy of Welcome” offers information, inspiration, and specific ways individuals and congregations can claim this legacy and this work as their own.

Episcopal Migration Ministries and the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations hosted a series of three one-hour webinars, Walking in Welcome: An Advent Series with Episcopal Migration Ministries on December 5 at 4 pm Eastern, December 13 at 4 pm Eastern, and December 18 at 12 pm Eastern.

Airing on December 5,  Mapping the Way: Tools for the Journey provided the current state of play in refugee resettlement, a brief exploration of how to assess community gifts and assets, guidance on communicating the message of welcome, and next advocacy steps for supporting the work of refugee ministry. View here.

One Community’s Journey to Welcome: The Story of West Virginia Interfaith Refugee Ministry  aired on December 13 and offered listeners the opportunity to hear how one interfaith group of local leaders have come together to educate, advocate, and provide welcome to refugees and immigrants. View here.

The final webinar of the series, Partners in Welcome: Join Us on the Way, aired December 18 and included an overview of the Partners in Welcome program. View here.