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From Detainee to Activist
Originally Posted: 06/04/2014 - 12:54pm | Type: Blog

For Nazry and I, our faith is paramount to how we think about immigration policy. The heaviest tears that we cried during his 10 months of detention were for the men and women in the detention centers who were ...

Defining Identity: Person of Color. Woman. Poor. Fatherless. Undocumented.
Originally Posted: 06/02/2014 - 11:07am | Type: Blog

In the midst of these experiences, I had to define the core of my identity. I am a person of color. I am a woman. I am poor. I am fatherless. I am an undocumented immigrant. Indeed, it has been excruciating se ...

Fast for Families: Joining the Spiritual Battle for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/11/2013 - 12:28pm | Type: Blog

#FastforFamilies is a an opportunity to pray and fast against violence and fear and for wisdom and discernment in our politicians especially as we are so close to bringing a vote for immigration reform to the ...

Heartbreak and Hope in Miami
Originally Posted: 11/26/2013 - 10:18am | Type: Blog

The film "Documented" never flinches from the raw story of Jose Antonio Vargas' coming out as an undocumented immigrant after winning the Pulitzer Prize. Last week ...

What Immigration Reform Looks Like
Originally Posted: 11/13/2013 - 1:07pm | Type: Blog

Sojourners has released a powerful video telling the story an undocumented minister following God’s call and faithfully serving a congregation. In the contentious debate on immig ...

One Courageous Act May Ignite Us All: The DREAM 9
Originally Posted: 08/02/2013 - 10:17am | Type: Blog

We will be fasting, praying, and calling our elected leaders this week to bring awareness to the millions of immigrant families separated by detention, deportation, and border militarization in recent years. J ...

The Dream 9: Praying God Will Make a Way
Originally Posted: 07/24/2013 - 11:46am | Type: Blog

They are tired of justifying their own existence, weary of hearing their hard-working, courageous parents derided as “illegal.” They cannot forget the horrors they’ve seen inside detention centers any more tha ...

Conservative Congressman Targets DREAMers
Originally Posted: 06/07/2013 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

Despite the progress on immigration reform being made in the Senate, this week offered an unfortunate reminder of the uphill battle any legislation faces in the House of Representatives. ...

On Scripture: A Sinkhole of Debt
Originally Posted: 05/01/2013 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

Student debt recently passed the $1 trillion dollar mark. According to the Pew Research Center, while student loan debt has grown for everyone, the debt falls heaviest on the poor, with those in the lowest qui ...

My Promise to Congressman Rohrabacher
Originally Posted: 02/14/2013 - 3:17pm | Type: Blog

I work hard, I study hard, I pay taxes, and I have applied for the deferred action program that President Barack Obama instituted last year for young undocumented Americans like me. ...

The Key to Entrepreneurial Success
Originally Posted: 02/06/2013 - 11:22am | Type: Blog

Some enterprises, like tech start-ups, are all dream and no structure. Some enterprises, like tech start-ups, are all dream and no structure. A founder’s dream of making a ...

United We Dream Launches Platform for Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 12/03/2012 - 5:40pm | Type: Blog

More than 600 representatives from the United We Dream network, the largest young adult immigrant movement in the country, have signed on to a new platform calling for an “inclusive pathway to citizenship” tha ...

Details Released for DREAMer Relief Process
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 3:32pm | Type: Blog

Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provided additional information on Obama’s DREAMer relief process in preparation for the August 15 implementation Today, the Depa ...

Five Ways You Can Help DREAMers Find Relief
Originally Posted: 08/03/2012 - 3:53pm | Type: Blog

As many as 1.4 million undocumented immigrant youth — aka “DREAMers” — would qualify for temporary work permits and be shielded from deportation once President Obama's DREAMer relief goes into effect Augu ...

Let the Good Vibes Roll: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Originally Posted: 07/17/2012 - 9:32am | Type: Blog

As I listen to Here, the flowery vibes flood my mind with peace and goodwill. It's the psychedelic dream of a bygone era I never knew. But as a Millennial pursuer of peace, justice, and equality, these tu ...

DREAMers: Not So Different From Me
Originally Posted: 07/09/2012 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

When I was a very young child, my parents decided a better future would likely be afforded for me in the U.S. Before an age when I could comprehend the situation and without my given consent, I was brought acr ...

Next Steps toward Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/09/2012 - 9:52am | Type: Blog

After announcing these principles, Sojourners asked Christians across the country to add their endorsement. More than 10,000 people have now signed their name! Recently, a group ...

Immigration Theology from a Dreamer
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

"I will call them my people, who were not my people. And her beloved, who was not beloved." (Romans 9:25 referencing Hosea 2:23) http://creativecommons.org/license ...

How Friends, Facebook, and Prayer Stopped the Deportation of Bernard Pastor
Originally Posted: 07/25/2011 - 9:27am | Type: Blog

In November 2009, Bernard Pastor, an 18-year-old undocumented student in Ohio, was stopped by police for a minor traffic violation and detained. ICE held Pastor in federal detention with plans to deport him to ...

100 Reasons for a Christmas Miracle
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm" target="_blank">Call your Senators right now about the DREAM Act</a>.</p> ...

Friday Links Round Up: Jumo. Pro-Beef. DREAM Act.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Jumo. Pro-beef. DREAM Act. Here's a little round up of links from around the web you may have missed this week:</p> Jumo. Pro-beef. DREAM Act. Here's a little rou ...

For the DREAMers, The Waiting Must End Today
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

In this <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/advent/" target="_blank">season of Advent</a>, we in our Christian churches speak often about how this is a time of waiting and prepara ...

Our DREAMS Deferred, Our Hearts Emboldened
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:34am | Type: Blog

Over the past five days, we've asked you and urged you to contact your senators in support of the DREAM Act -- legislation that <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/dream/" target="_blank&q ...