I met Jesus in jail today. Actually, there have been many wrongly and unjustly incarcerated men named Jesús. Yet, somehow on this day in a cold and unwelcoming room of concrete, harsh incandescent lighting, and a permeating smell resembling a combination […]Continue Reading →
Private prison corporations have sold the American public a lie, and we have bought it without question. The lie is that immigration detention–the incarceration of 34,000 non-citizens every day–is necessary to protect the American public and the integrity of our borders.
However, private prisons and the federal government have failed to tell us that […]Continue Reading →
I’m tired. With the momentum building for immigration reform, the past several weeks have been uniquely exhausting for me. I’ve worked more hours than I know I should, I’ve been on the road much of the past month, and I’m checking my Blackberry almost obsessively to try to stay on top of […]Continue Reading →
God calls members of the Christian faith and other faith traditions to welcome the stranger and visit the prisoner: what better way to answer God’s calls than to visit men and women in U.S. immigration detention? Right now, over 32,000 migrants remain isolated in immigration detention facilities because there is no legally […]Continue Reading →
I was taught as a student at Wheaton College to go through life with the Bible in one hand and a newspaper in the other. I now read the news online more regularly than in print form, but I’ve continued that habit. I try to begin each day first by reading a […]Continue Reading →
I met Jesus in jail today. Actually, there have been many wrongly and unjustly incarcerated men named Jesús. Yet, somehow on this day in a cold and unwelcoming room of concrete, harsh incandescent lighting, and a permeating smell resembling a combination of bleach and burnt hair, I encountered Jesus Christ, el Salvador.Continue Reading →