Jenny Yang

Jenny Yang is the Vice President of Advocacy and Policy at World Relief. In this position, Jenny provides oversight for all advocacy initiatives and policy positions at World Relief, representing the organization’s advocacy priorities to the U.S. government and mobilizing churches on advocacy campaigns. Prior to World Relief, she worked at a 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 (UNHCR) and is on an active deployment roster for UNHCR. She is Chair of the Refugee Council USA (RCUSA) Africa Work Group which brings NGOs and government partners together on the protection of African refugees and was recently named as “50 Women to Watch” by Christianity Today. She is co-author of Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion and Truth in the Immigration Debate (2009) and contributing author to Talking Taboo: American Christian Women Get Frank about Faith (2013) and Global Diasporas and Mission (2013).

Stories by Jenny Yang

One Year Later: Still Awaiting Immigration Reform

As Congress dithers to pass reform laws, opportunities for exploitation, abuse, and trafficking abound.

How evangelicals helped shape immigration reform

As I walked out of last week’s Senate gallery following the historic immigration vote, a DREAMer smiled and shouted, “We … Continued

An evangelical prayer for immigration reform

Today, in Washington, D.C., hundreds of evangelicals from across the country gathered to worship, pray and meet with legislators to … Continued