How to Change Systems and Attitudes: Breaking Down Barriers to Immigration Reform

Sunday, Apr 17, 2016, 4:00 pm

Myths and sound bytes are drowning out the true story of our broken immigration system and the blessings immigrants bring to the US. Join us in learning how our current immigration system functions through a simulation where you will receive a new identity of an individual wishing to immigrate to the US and try to navigate the US immigration system. Advocates must understand how our legal immigration system works to be able to change it. Learn how to answer the question, “Why don’t they just get in line?” and how to help change the conversation so that 12 million voices can be heard. After we learn how it works, we can then discuss how to work towards a more just system.


  • Kelsey Herbert, Immigration Coordinator for the Office of Social Justice, Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA)
  • Kris Van Engen, Congregational Mobilizer for the Office of Social Justice and World Renew, CRCNA


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