ELCA Churchwide Assembly Action CA99.06.45
Passed by the 1999 Churchwide Assembly in Denver, Colorado.
To decline to initiate a process that would lead to a policy change for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in relation to employment-based immigration, but instead to reaffirm this church's present immigration policy, as summarized in the 1998 ELCA "Message on Immigration";
To commend Lutheran agencies, social ministry organizations, congregations, and individuals who have advocated for just immigration policies and served recent immigrants and refugees; and
To encourage the promotion of justice and economic and social development for people of all nations to stem potential "brain drain."