Where is your home?

The questions "Where are you from?" and "Where is your home?" are sharply relevant  today, given the immigration reform debates heard in the halls of U.S. Congress and around our kitchen tables. These questions present opportunities to delve into different, deeper-leveled conversations when considering the reasons people seek refuge in the United States:  to escape … Continue reading Where is your home?

Congress: Don’t sacrifice basic human rights in U.S. border communities when reforming immigration

July 9, 2013 America is founded on the ideals that families should stick together, that hard work should be rewarded, that those fleeing persecution should find refuge on our shores, and that our justice system should give due process and a fair day in court to everyone who comes before it. The immigration reform bill … Continue reading Congress: Don’t sacrifice basic human rights in U.S. border communities when reforming immigration

It’s About Time

Immigration reform has been a long time coming. It has been decades since the United States last tackled the issue in a comprehensive, coherent manner. The U.S. Senate recently passed a bill which deals with the tough issues - including what will happen to the 11 million Americans in waiting - and outlines a commonsense … Continue reading It’s About Time