Editor’s Note: This blog is written in response to inflammatory comments made by Representative Michele Bachmann during a recent interview. A link to the interview can be found at the bottom of the post.
For the last six weeks, I have been interning with the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA), and through this work [...]
Editor’s Note: This blog is the eighth part of a series, “Migration, Trade and Brutality: A Journey through Mexico and Central America”, written by David Schmidt regarding his travels in the summer of 2012. The goal of this series is to educate and inform readers about the reasons why immigrants come to our country so [...]
Editor’s Note: This post originally ran on www.immigrationimpact.com
What is our obligation as a country to the unaccompanied child migrants at our border? This seemingly straightforward question is frequently lost among the political debate surrounding the humanitarian challenge at our southern border. In a recent Senate homeland security committee hearing, several senators focused only on [...]Continue Reading →
Editor’s Note: This post first appeared on FWD.us
My dad’s hands violently trembled as he gripped the steering wheel. His knuckles became as white as my mom’s face when she turned to my brother and me in the backseat. She told us to duck down. The knot in my stomach tightened as I did and [...]Continue Reading →
In observation of The Welcome.us Immigrant Heritage Month campaign, Glee alum Naya Rivera has directed a compelling PSA offering viewers a glimpse of the cultural elements of immigration. The three minute video, written by Paula Mendoza, is set in New York City and depicts the rich and diverse backgrounds of immigrants to the United States.
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Editor’s Note: Another great post from www.immigrationimpact.com
The reasons why so many unaccompanied children from Central American nations are trying to make their way to the United States are not simple. There are the abysmally high murder rates, escalating gang violence, and grinding poverty which prevail in some Central American countries. There are the family [...]Continue Reading →
Editors Note: This post originally appeared on www.immigrationimpact.com, which features other insightful articles by Amy Grenier.
The U.S. is experiencing a growing humanitarian crisis as thousands of children arrive at our southern border after making the harrowing journey from Central America and Mexico to the north. The number on unaccompanied minors arriving has risen at [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
This year I attended the Ecumenical Advocacy Days in Washington, D.C., where faith leaders from multiple denominations gathered together to advocate for peace. During the conference, I attended a session about violence against Central American migrants in transit through Mexico.
Immediately, the speakers had my attention. The session was led [...]Continue Reading →