As an immigration lawyer I have had the privilege of working with refugees from across the globe. They are regular people forced to endure the worst the world has to offer. Their stories are harrowing. Many— including children— have posttraumatic stress disorder and other mental and physical scars. Even those who have been resettled in […]

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I’m just back at Solana Beach Presbyterian Church after a very inspiring week in Hungary. The original purpose of my trip was to speak at the Bible conference that launches the school year of the Word of Life Bible Institute. A few days before I left San Diego, Word of Life staff asked if I’d […]

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Jesus in the Margins

On February 27, 2015 By

 

 

 

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on February 6th, 2013.

Jesus: I’m increasingly stunned how He came in the midst of the messiness and margins of humanity surrounded by the whispers of scandal.  He was without welcome in His father’s home town, welcomed by the low-class shepherds and Gentile kings, the target […]

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I used to think I loved and understood immigrants. I taught ESL in the States to immigrant and refugee children during the day and helped with free ESL classes for their parents at night. I volunteered with refugee youth groups and activities and lived in a neighborhood with a high immigrant population. I […]

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It’s been said that the immigration movement needs a leader. Another Cesar Chavez of sorts; an individual to embody the dream, whether the issue at hand is education, wages, human rights, labor rights, or legal status.

 Yet looking out over the many aspects of the immigration debate in America, who could possibly encompass […]

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Editors Note: Every Friday, we will try to feature one of our G92 Fellows as guest contributors. G92 Fellows are a group of college students who are committed to mobilizing their campuses around the country for immigration reform.

Recently, my representative, Congressman Adam Kinzinger, participated in a bipartisan immigration reform Continue Reading

Welcoming Broken People

On February 26, 2014 By

When welcoming the stranger only involves politics, it is tempting to advocate for the natural protagonists. Children abandoned in the US when their mother is deported solely for being in the US without the proper authorization. Youth who have worked hard in high school, scraped together scholarships in university and want […]

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I have the privilege of teaching kindergarten in the Harrison School District here in Colorado Springs. My class is special, though, because it is completely made up of students who are learning English for the first time. Although almost all of my students were born here in the United […]

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A New Frontera

On September 27, 2013 By

 

 

Editor’s note: This is a spoken word piece written by Sarah Northrup that was inspired by her reflections on immigration and the Statue of Liberty (Read the blog post here.). It originally appeared on Sarah’s personal blog, Seeds of Hope. Permission was given by the author to repost.

 

 

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Editor’s note: This blog post originally appeared on Sarah’s personal blog, Seeds of Hope. Permission was given by the author to repost.

In the beginning of the 20th century, many immigrants from Eastern and Southern Europe flooded the gates of Ellis Island by the hundreds of thousands. Oftentimes, they came […]

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