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Rights of Immigrants (81147-C2-¶162)

Amend ¶ 162 by adding new letter “G” and re-lettering the remainder of the paragraph:
G) Rights of Immigrants---We recognize, embrace and affirm all persons, regardless of country of origin, as members of the family of God. We affirm the right of all persons to equal opportunities for employment, access to housing, healthcare, education and freedom from social discrimination. We urge the Church and society to recognize the gifts, contributions and struggles of those who are immigrants and to advocate for justice for all.  

Rationale

Immigration is a worldwide phenomenon that is caused by a variety of factors such as: globalization, warfare and urbanization. All Christians are called to show hospitality to the sojourner, for as much as we have done it to one of the least of these, we have done it to Christ.