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Immigration (81162-C1-R9999)

Add new resolution:
  
Clarifying United Methodist Witness on Immigration
The United Methodist Church does not advocate completely “open borders.”  We recognize the legitimate right of governments to uphold reasonable and humane limits on immigration into their countries.  

Rationale

Adopting this resolution would strengthen and add credibility to our overall witness on immigration, preventing it from being dismissed as simply advocating unrealistic “open borders.”  There are legitimate concerns about how many people social safety nets can sufficiently serve and about the health or security risks associated with some individuals.