The American Anglican Council’s Anglican Legal Society is excited to present a high level overview of US Immigration Law and Policy, which provides a brief tutorial designed for lawyers or those interested in the Anglican Legal Society in immigration law. We want to help lawyers take on pro bono cases within our ACNA legal aid clinics or to do research or be available for consultation. This is for those interested and who may want to hear more from The Revs. Robert “Rusty” DeMoss and Jeff Weber, both lawyers specializing in immigration legal aid and on the board of Anglican Immigrant Ministries.
The Rev. Robert L. DeMoss II practices exclusively immigration law with Seyfarth Shaw LLP in Atlanta. He is an ordained ACNA priest and assists at Christ Church of Atlanta as well. “Rusty” is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Florida Bar. He is featured in Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Immigration and serves in national liaison with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Fr. Rusty is on the Board of Anglican Immigrant Ministries, part of the Matthew 25 initiative of the ACNA, which serves to guide, connect and equip ACNA congregations for immigrant ministry, especially immigration legal aid clinics. He also serves as Chancellor for the Anglican Diocese of the South.
The Rev. Jeff Weber is an ordained Anglican Priest with a passion for helping the church connect and reach the global diaspora community. In addition to his work as a Priest, he is the founder and lead attorney for the Wilberforce Center for Justice and Human Rights, which serves asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants as well as providing workshops to assist the local church in reaching the world at their doorstep. Jeff has trained church planters and small group leaders in such countries as Russia, Ukraine, Mexico and North Africa. He holds degrees in biblical studies from Columbia International University, a Law Degree from USC, a Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary, and he is currently completing his doctrinal work in Contextual Theology at Northern Seminary. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife Leigh Ann and has 5 children and 15 grandchildren.
About the American Anglican Council’s Anglican Legal Society:
As Chancellors (Anglican lawyers) of the Province, dioceses and local congregations, the Anglican Legal Society (ALS) shares a special interest in the legal challenges facing the Church and its mission in today’s culture. ALS meets to discuss these challenges, share ideas, resources, and best practices and support and pray for one another. They gather annually at the Provincial meetings of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), at the annual meeting of the Christian Legal Society (CLS), and by video as needed. The ALS network is open to non-lawyers (e.g. Bishops, Canons to the Ordinary, and others), who share their interest in canon law and religious liberty.
More about Anglican Immigrant Ministries:
Anglican Immigrant Ministries equips Anglican congregations to serve, reach, and disciple the immigrants living in and among their communities. They fulfill their calling by offering basic training on immigrants and the issues they face; helping congregations discern the connection points between their unique gifting and the needs of the immigrants in their communities; fostering connections and resource sharing between immigrant ministries; and, when discerned to be appropriate, helping train churches to start DOJ approved immigration-legal clinics. They also seek to connect churches serving immigrants for the purposes of prayer, fellowship, and resource sharing.