Editor’s note: This blog originally ran on October 22, 2012.

There are a lot of reasons why I believe that immigrants are a blessing to local churches in the United States, but one of the most profound is this: Immigrants can help us to better understand what it means […]

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Recently, I was invited by some friends to join them at an event to support immigration reform.  The event was held at a local park in Denver and was a part of a larger, national effort which held over 150 rallies in 40 states across the country to show House leaders local […]

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When I was 16, my family went out for a celebration dinner one night. We were celebrating the fact that my dad had just been sworn in as a U.S. citizen. Because of that, my brother and I—who were born in Monterrey, Mexico—also became U.S. citizens that day. So really, it was […]

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I am the Immigrant

On August 9, 2013 By

Editor’s Note: Blog first appeared at http://bronlea.wordpress.com/. Permission was given by the author to repost. 

This card with my name and fingerprint on it, also records my official Alien Number, assigned to me by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service.

We are now at the end of our ninth year of […]

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As immigration reform seems increasingly likely, I wanted to take some time to look at some of the biggest questions facing lawmakers.  On Monday, we examined the question of whether undocumented immigrants should be allowed to apply for legal status only, without the possibility of eventual citizenship, or whether a long-term path […]

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There’s a growing sense of optimism around the possibility of Congress actually working together on a bipartisan basis to pass some sort of an immigration reform in the coming months.  Senators on both sides of the aisle say they are close to an agreement.  Key Republicans in the House […]

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Torn Apart

On March 13, 2013 By

My story is only one of millions.

I am a U.S. citizen. In 2007, I married my wonderful wife, a citizen of Mexico. Since then, we have been entangled in the immigration process to adjust my wife’s status. She was brought without papers as a child. Her family came to the U.S. […]

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The sermon at my church last week focused on the passage in Luke 4 where, after earning the praise of the people of Nazareth for his “the gracious words that came from his lips,” Jesus quickly says some further things that turn the crowd against him, so dramatically so that […]

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There are a lot of reasons why I believe that immigrants are a blessing to local churches in the United States, but one of the most profound is this: immigrants can help us to better understand what it means to be a Christian.

 

You see, my friend Daniel Carroll of Denver Seminary […]

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Homelessness

On July 9, 2012 By

For the past several weeks, my wife and I have found ourselves unexpectedly homeless.  By the time this blog posts, we’ll be on a month-long vacation to East Africa, and since our apartment was going to be sitting empty for so long anyway, we offered it to a family from our church in need […]

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