Editor’s note: This blog originally ran on September 3, 2012.

You can’t understand immigration without a basic understanding of the labor market.  While some individuals choose—or are forced—to migrate for other reasons, such as refugees forced to flee persecution or individuals who relocate to reside with a family member, the vast majority of immigrants […]

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Let Us Pray

On August 26, 2013 By

Editor’s Update: This blog originally ran on June 11, 2012. We decided to re-run it because G92 is joining other Christian organizations throughout the country in urging you to pray fervently for immigration reform.  Please commit to praying & sign up for weekly requests and reminders at www.pray4reform.org.  

 

I […]

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Historical Amnesia

On August 19, 2013 By

 

Editor’s note: Rep. Steve King has recently been in the news for his anti-immigration reform efforts, which have been rebuked by many of his Republican colleagues. This article, written last year, corrects some of his earlier assertions regarding immigration.

Last week, a Member of Congress from Iowa invoked Ellis Island as an example of […]

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about a challenging situation in the neighborhood in which I live, the Parkside Apartments. My wife and I—and each of our neighbors, most of whom are refugees or other immigrants—received a letter notifying us that the local government intended to include our apartment complex in a redevelopment zone, […]

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The big international news last week—bigger even than the #Pray4Reform event in Washington, D.C. last Wednesday, as newsworthy as that was—was the birth of Great Britain’s royal baby.  Prince William and Princess Kate became parents last Monday to a little baby boy eventually named George Alexander Louis.  In anticipation of the birth, as […]

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My brilliant, beautiful and currently extremely pregnant wife, Diana, is a high school Spanish teacher.  Recently, she showed some of her students a film about Spanish-speaking immigrants in the United States.  To get her students thinking, she asked me to design a twenty-question true-false quiz that her students could take as a conversation starter.

 

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Last week, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee passed a broad immigration reform bill in a strongly bipartisan 13-5 vote.  As the bill moves to the full Senate, where it seems likely to have the votes necessary to pass, a bipartisan group in the House of Representatives is reportedly negotiating their own immigration reform […]

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Yesterday was Ascension Sunday—forty days after the celebration of Christ’s resurrection, when we remember Christ being “taken up” into heaven before the disciples (Acts 1:9).  Two realities struck out to me yesterday as I reflected on the biblical accounts of the ascension, one related to mission and the other related to prayer.

 

First, in […]

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Two weekends ago, I had the privilege of participating in the Cumbre Global de Liderazgo, the Spanish language version of the Willow Creek Association’s Global Leadership Summit.  While I was there to lead a session explaining the Department of Homeland Security’s new “Deferred Action” policy for the many leaders in Spanish-speaking […]

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Last October, g92.org helped to support a conference at Cedarville University in Ohio called G92.  The conference took its name from the ninety-two references to the ger—the immigrant, in Hebrew—in the Old Testament.  Its subtitle, “Equipping the Next Generation for an Effective, Biblical Response to Immigration,” fit closely with g92.org’s vision to […]

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