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Haitian American pastors mobilize to help migrants, end expulsions

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (BP) -- Southern Baptist Haitian American pastors in Florida are mobilizing across state and denominational lines to help resettle Haitian migrants who drew widespread attention while stuck in Del Rio, Texas, last week trying to enter the U.S.

Litton joins California Baptists in migrant ministry on border

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (BP) – After a week filled with vision-casting and preparation for the 2022 SBC Annual Meeting in Anaheim, SBC President Ed Litton spent time in hands-on ministry alongside fellow Southern Baptists as they served those crossing the border from Mexico into California.

ERLC, others urge Biden to protect, resettle at-risk Afghans

WASHINGTON (BP) – The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and other evangelical Christian organizations urged President Biden Tuesday (Aug. 17) to fulfill a long-standing commitment to protect and resettle America’s Afghan allies, as well as others at risk of persecution by the Taliban.

ERLC urges action by Congress after DACA ruling

HOUSTON (BP) – The Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics entity called for prompt congressional action after a federal court halted a program that has prevented the deportation of undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.

Bush: ‘Loving eye’ offers help on immigration issue

NASHVILLE (BP) – Viewing human beings with “a loving eye” offers a helpful philosophy in addressing the United States’ “fractured” immigration system, former President George W. Bush said in an online conversation cosponsored Thursday (May 6) by the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

Refugee advocates commend Biden’s increased goal

WASHINGTON (BP) – Evangelical Christian and other advocates for refugee resettlement applauded President Biden’s increase of this year’s admission cap after objecting to his much lower goal less than three weeks ago.

Send Relief, churches reaching out in love on the border

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (BP) – Pastor Olber Roblero lives four miles from the U.S. border with Mexico. He can see the fence from his living room window.

East Texas association offers immigration services

MARSHALL, Texas (BP) – As an associational director of missions, Randy Babin had plenty of responsibilities. He never planned to become an accredited immigration representative. But God placed a burden on his heart to help immigrant families in his area.

Evangelicals await fulfillment of Biden promise on refugees

WASHINGTON (BP) – Evangelical Christian and other advocates for resettling more refugees in the United States are waiting to see if the Biden administration will fulfill its latest commitment following what they described as a disappointing failure by the president.

‘Every day more and more come’ as Southern Baptists minister at Texas border

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (BP) – With the current migrant crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border worsening by the day, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) churches and disaster relief volunteers are sharing the love of Christ by ministering to the displaced.