Mere blocks away from where I went to high school were two gas stations–One right across the street from the other. The word on the street was that one was one gang’s territory and, not [...]
Editors Note: This first appeared on March 3, 2014 on the author’s blog, aboutproximity.com
It was not something I thought so much about. Often, people in the shadows come to light, but the fact that we can do something about it… [...]
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 →
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 [...]Continue Reading →
In the last few weeks, I have been thinking of myself and other immigrants while reading the story of the bleeding woman in the Biblical passage in Mark 5:25-34. In the past, I have posted my own immigration story, which included how difficult it is for undocumented immigrants like me to [...]Continue Reading →
Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on the Sojourners God’s Politics blog. Permission was given by the moderator to repost.
This President’s Day, about 20 church leaders, sympathizers, and undocumented immigrants were arrested in front of the White House as part of an act of civil [...]Continue Reading →
Editor’s Note: This blog originally appeared on G92 on December 12, 2011. We are rerunning it today to remind us all of the true meaning behind Christmas and to encourage us to remember and welcome those who, like Jesus, have a migration story.
Christmas is all about a migration [...]Continue Reading →
Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in Sojourners’ God’s Politics blog. Permission was given by the moderator to repost.
Last week, I attended a screening of Documented, Jose Antonio Vargas’ film about his coming out as an undocumented immigrant after winning the Pulitzer Prize. His journey is honest, poignant, and humorous. [...]Continue Reading →
In 2007, I paced in my apartment, phone pressed to my ear as my undocumented fiancé mourned the immigration reform bill dying on the Senate floor. Momentum had been building all summer, and against his better judgment, Billy’s hopes had risen.Continue Reading →
“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ Then I said, ‘Here am I! Send me.’” –Isaiah 6:8
The second AZ2DC: Round 2 bus has come home from the trip to D.C. to pray outside the door of [...]Continue Reading →