Jenny Yang is the Director of Advocacy and Policy for the Refugee and Immigration Program at World Relief. In this position, Jenny works with members of Congress, their staffers, and the Administration to improve refugee and immigration policy. She previously worked in the Resettlement section of World Relief as the Senior Case Manager and East Asia Program Officer where she focused on advocacy for refugees in the East Asia region and managed the entire refugee caseload for World Relief before their arrival to the United States.
Previous to World Relief, she worked at the largest political fundraising firm in Maryland managing fundraising and campaigning for local politicians. Jenny has researched refugee and asylum law in Madrid, Spain through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. She is co-author of Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion and Truth in the Immigration Debate.
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• World Relief
• Check out Jenny’s books on our Recommended Reading page.
Will immigration reform work?
“I think with immigration, that it really is a global phenomenon,” Jenny Yang, Director of Advocacy and Policy for World Relief’s Refugee and Immigration Program. Globalization has led to increased immigration trends around the world in search of new work, higher wages, better living conditions, and other factors. “Our immigration laws need to be flexible with our economy and what’s going on around the world.”
What Biblical principles apply to immigration?
“When you read from Genesis to Revelation, there’s this theme of migration throughout the entire book,” Jenny Yang, Director of Advocacy and Policy for World Relief’s Refugee and Immigration Program. From the movement of peoples and cultures to individual callings and missionary activities, the Bible talks a lot about different types of immigration.
What is the role of evangelicals in immigration reform?
“There’s a growing sense in the evangelical community…that we’re not called to the right or to the left,” Jenny Yang, Director of Advocacy and Policy for World Relief’s Refugee and Immigration Program. The meaning of “evangelical” can carry of lot of connotations, the role of evangelism remains important no matter how it is labeled. “I do hope in the way we carry out our faith…that we do it in a way that reflects Biblical values, not what would help one party or the other.”
More Jenny Yang Videos
Can we pass Immigration Reform in 2013?
How can I help with immigration reform?
How do we address immigration in the future?
Racial Bias in U.S. Immigration Law
What is the Secure Communities program?
What can we do for undocumented immigrants currently suffering under poor work conditions?
What’s going on in the Congo? (2013)
What is the Christian response to immigration?
Which current presidential candidate most strongly supports Comprehensive Immigration Reform?
Will immigration reform hurt or repel people seeking asylum?
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