Immigration and Refugee Advocacy

CBF Advocacy priorities flow directly from the mission commitments and experiences of local congregations as well as our field personnel. CBF has been sharing the love of Christ with immigrant and refugee communities throughout our 25-year history and global migration is one of three contexts which serve as a focus of the work of Global Missions. It is this love of neighbor which leads to advocacy alongside and on behalf of immigrants and refugees. In April of 2017, CBF Advocacy established its first-ever Advocacy Action Team to educate, encourage and equip effective advocacy with immigrant and refugee communities. The members of this team cultivate a network of active advocates, provide useful up-to-date resources, and encourage direct policy advocacy at critical moments.

Members of the Advocacy Action Team include:

Anyra Cano - CBF Advocacy Outreach Specialist and Youth Minister, Iglesia Bautista Victoria en Cristo, Ft. Worth, Texas
Greg & Sue Smith - CBF field personnel, LUCHA Ministries Inc., Fredericksburg, Va.
Blake Hart - Missions Coordinator, CBF of South Carolina, Rock Hill, S.C.
Marc & Kim Wyatt - CBF field personnel, Advocates for Internationals, Research Triangle Raleigh, N.C.
Ruben Ortiz - CBF Latino Field Coordinator
Stephen Reeves - Associate Coordinator for Partnerships & Advocacy, Decatur, Ga.

For more information please contact Anyra Cano at

For periodic updates from CBF Advocacy, click here.

DACA - Itzayana's Story from Cooperative Baptist Fellowship on Vimeo.


DACA - Jemima's Story from Cooperative Baptist Fellowship on Vimeo.

A blog post from CBF field personnel: Embracing Our Neighbor (May 19, 2017) 

Policy Advocacy 

DACA and the DREAM Act:

General Immigration Advocacy

DACA and DREAMers: Facts and Future

The Truth about DACA

Summary of 2017 Immigration Bills

Understanding Temporary Protected Status

BRIDGE Act “Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy Act” Policy Briefs

Executive Orders

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