Her name is Bahar: it means spring. She brings rain on the burning fires and life to the dead souls. Her heart reflects her journey: it is beating strongly but is full of scars. Her heart does not look perfect: It has places where pieces have been removed and others put in which don’t fit […]Continue Reading →
Editor’s Note: This blog originally appeared in August 2012.
America prides itself for being the golden door of opportunity and freedom. Today, that ideal of being the refuge for the world is increasingly overshadowed by the competition for human capital in lucrative fields such as science, technology, and medicine. Instead of […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →
Editor’s note: This blog originally appeared as part of a larger blog post on First Things. Permission was given by the moderator to repost.
Moral theologian Johannes Messner wrote in 1958 that “the family is prior to the state. It holds natural rights which the state is bound to recognize.” In […]Continue Reading →
Editor’s note: G92 is joining other Christian organizations throughout the country in urging you to pray fervently for immigration reform. Please commit to praying, attend a Pray4Reform prayer gathering, and sign up for weekly requests and reminders at www.pray4reform.org. (The original version of this blog ran on Dec. […]Continue Reading →
Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in Sojourners’ God’s Politics blog. Permission was given by the moderator to repost.
When I go out with my Dad, he often wears a cap identifying him as a Korean War veteran. Over and over again, people tell him, “Thank you for serving.” […]Continue Reading →
I was born in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. I am one of five children. When my parents decided to move to the United States, it was due to our living circumstances.
My parents’ priority was ensuring that we, their children, would have a better education and a better childhood—one […]Continue Reading →
Last week, I was invited to speak at Houghton College about immigration as part of a panel. Each panelist was invited to answer the question – “What are the most important factors which Christians should take into account when thinking about immigration reform?” What follows is an edited version of my […]Continue Reading →
Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on the NC Council of Churches’ blog. Permission was given by the author to repost.
In these fever-pitch days of summer, with the once-in-a-generation chance at real immigration reform in Congress, we’re hearing a lot about how reform is good politics (for both parties) and good for […]Continue Reading →
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 […]Continue Reading →