Does Jesus Call for the Abolition of Immigration Detention?
On January 21, 2015 By Christina Fialho
In his speech, President Obama explained that whether our ancestors crossed the Atlantic, or the Pacific, or the Rio Grande, “we were strangers once, too.” President Obama’s invitation to Americans to welcome the stranger echoes God’s call to Christians. While I commend President Obama’s action to delay the deportation of roughly four […]Continue Reading →
34,000 Sold: How Human Rights are Traded for Profit in the U.S.
On November 15, 2013 By Christina Fialho
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 →
Ending Isolation Through A Ministry of Presence
On February 22, 2013 By Christina Fialho
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 →