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BREAKING: ICE Arrests 3,100
Originally Posted: 04/03/2012 - 10:48am | Type: Blog

This just in from the Associated Press: "The Obama administration said Monday it arrested more than 3,100 immigrants who were illegally in the country and who were convicted of serious crimes or othe ...

Pastor Who Granted Sanctuary Releases 'Why Am I a Deportation Priority?' Video
Originally Posted: 04/02/2012 - 12:11pm | Type: Blog

The Rev. Seth Kaper-Dale, pastor of the Reformed Church of Highland Park in Newark, NJ, has been advocating for Indonesian immigrants in his congregation. Watch a video Kaper-Dale made about the issue on God&# ...

Refugee Finds His Own Church ‘Sanctuary’
Originally Posted: 03/27/2012 - 4:56pm | Type: Blog

Global positioning satellites track every move Saul Timisela makes while he seeks refuge in a church, claiming the centuries-old right of sanctuary from the reach of secular authority — in his case, the federa ...

Misguided Encouragement Leads to Deportation of Indonesian Immigrant
Originally Posted: 03/23/2012 - 4:03pm | Type: Blog

The day before the Rev. Seth Kaper-Dale was supposed to meet with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials, a tragedy occurred — one more Indonesian immigrant from his congregation was deported ...

New Citizenship Debate: In Vitro Babies
Originally Posted: 03/21/2012 - 11:14am | Type: Blog

In a spin on the immigration debate, USA Today explores the murkiness of in vitro fertilization abroad. Americans who give birth outside the states via in vitro are required to prove at least one biological parent is a U.S. citizen. The problem? ...

Pastor Who Granted Sanctuary to Meet with ICE Officials
Originally Posted: 03/15/2012 - 2:12pm | Type: Blog

A New Jersey pastor who granted sanctuary to an Indonesian immigrant in his church is scheduled to meet with an ICE public advocate next week to address the situation but said he remains skeptical given the wo ...

G92, Immigration Reform, and a Letter from a Birmingham Jail
Originally Posted: 03/07/2012 - 12:09pm | Type: Blog

I was in Birmingham to speak at the G92 South Conference, a one-day conference at Samford University to challenge students to think about God's commands regarding immigrants. ...

Fields of Denial
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 7:29pm | Type: Blog

But even with its inclusive set of policy issues and actors, the Farm Bill is notable for one issue policymakers and advocates doesn’t touch: People who work on farms. About every ...

Refugee Defies Deportation, Seeks Sanctuary at Church
Originally Posted: 03/06/2012 - 7:00am | Type: Blog

HIGHLAND PARK, N.J. — Saul Timisela was ordered to report to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Newark early on the morning of March 1 to be deported. Instead, the Indonesian Christian took sanctuary ...

Land of Milk and Immigrants
Originally Posted: 02/10/2012 - 2:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Shaun Duvall A new wave of arrivals makes its mark in America's dairy country. IMMIGRANTS FOUNDED the U. ...

March 2012 Sojourners Magazine
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March 2012 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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Welcoming the Stranger: Immigration and G92
Originally Posted: 02/08/2012 - 12:55pm | Type: Blog

for Jesus, healing and preaching the good news of the Kingdom of God (Luke 10:1-16). Jesus instructs them ... rejects him who sent me,” he tells the disciples as he sends them out (Luke 10:16). Even Republican ...

MUST LISTEN: This American Life’s “Alien Experiment”
Originally Posted: 01/30/2012 - 2:57pm | Type: Blog

There are approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants in U.S., and for years addressing this issue has come in two forms: deportation or citizenship. But recently, there’s a third option on the table: self-deportation. This approach, which involves ...

Immigration Reformer Scott Douglas Faces the Colbert Nation
Originally Posted: 01/18/2012 - 11:32am | Type: Blog

On Monday's Colbert Report, Sojourners friend and Civil Rights activist Scott Douglas, discussed the overturn of Alabama's immigration law with host (and potential presidential candidate) Stephen Col ...

Mitt Romney and Moral Imagination
Originally Posted: 01/12/2012 - 5:58pm | Type: Blog

targets including 16 year old Americans.  Each missile is estimated to cost $1.41 million and 110 ... debt ($16 trillion) for the next generation to work endlessly to pay off. “It seems to be a fact ...

New Report: "The Wrong Approach: State Anti-Immigration Laws in 2011"
Originally Posted: 01/11/2012 - 6:32pm | Type: Blog

Overview of NCLR's new report on state anti-immigration laws in 2011. The National Council of La Raza ( NCLR , the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy orga ...

Immigration: Alabama is Organizing... Again!
Originally Posted: 01/05/2012 - 4:17pm | Type: Blog

I felt like I had been transported back to a black, white and sepia toned era, but these events took place over the last six months! Those who follow me on Twitter know that o ...

A Turning Point on Immigration
Originally Posted: 04/09/2012 - 2:16pm | Type: Magazine Article

Lisa Sharon Harper A conference at Cedarville University shows new political boundary-crossing in the Christian college world. ...

Green Card is the Green Light to Jobs
Originally Posted: 05/23/2012 - 2:54pm | Type: Blog

Every 100 immigrants with advanced degrees who worked in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields created an additional 262 jobs for U.S. natives according to Zavodny’s research. The numb ...

The Immigrant Days of Christmas
Originally Posted: 12/22/2011 - 1:13pm | Type: Blog

Unaccounted for in the empire, baby Jesus’ first movement in this world was a government-evading trek through the desert by night. I noticed this Christmas season, for the first t ...

Christmas Mourning
Originally Posted: 12/21/2011 - 2:54pm | Type: Blog

entered the U.S. before their 16 th birthday, who were of good moral character, who had been present ...

A Society That Doesn't Believe In The Family
Originally Posted: 11/22/2011 - 10:55am | Type: Blog

If we truly are pro-family, it’s time for us to demonstrate that it means all families, at all times, in all circumstances. " Shattered Families ," a new report from t ...

D.C. says no to ICE
Originally Posted: 10/25/2011 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

The District of Columbia has no voting representation in Congress, and our city government hasn't always been the best. But yesterday, D.C. The District of Columbia has no v ...

Alabama Immigration News Roundup
Originally Posted: 10/18/2011 - 5:30pm | Type: Blog

ASSOCIATED PRESS: Alabama Workers Skip Work to Protest Immigration Laws THE HUFFINGTON POST: Hey Alabama, Take A Hint From California ASSOCIATED PRESS: Alabama Workers Ski ...

Why Can't Americans Work the Fields?
Originally Posted: 10/06/2011 - 6:58am | Type: Blog

How ironic that for all the protests going on about unemployment these days there is a parallel, if less shrill, debate happening in our agricultural sector involving what to do about a shortage of wo ...

The Republican Debates So Far (part 1)
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 6:24am | Type: Blog

As a liberal, a progressive that stands to the left of President Obama, I do not expect to hear much in a Republican presidential debate with which I will agree. As a liberal, a p ...

BREAKING NEWS: Report Says Abuse is Part of "Institutional Culture" of U.S. Border Patrol
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Beatings. Dehydration. Medical treatment denied. Families separated. Meager belongings and money stolen. Beatings. Dehydration. Medical treatment denied. Families separated. Meage ...

Rick Perry, Superman and Immigration
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

Committee". Those referenced research papers are at least 16 years old, cherry picked by a partisan ...

Immigration Reform for Texas: Seeking a Winning Cocktail
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

One little known fact about Houston is that it was the only major city in the South to integrate nonviolently. One little known fact about Houston is that it was the only major ...

ICE Follies: 'Silent' Raids are Worse Than Useless
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

There are no whirring helicopters, law enforcement vehicles, or hundreds of federal agents swooping down on businesses as in days of old. There are no whirring helicopters, law ...

ICE Follies
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 3:51pm | Type: Magazine Article

Gebe Martinez 'Silent' raids that drive workers into the underground economy are worse than useless. ...

September-October 2011 Sojourners Magazine
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September-October 2011 Sojourners Magazine (Downloadable PDF)
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Mandatory E-Verify: Immoral and Bad Business
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

I admit it: A few years back, when I first heard about the E-Verify program, I thought it sounded reasonable. The program was described to me as a way for employers to voluntarily verify the U.S. ...

Alabama Clergy Sue to Stop Anti-Immigrant Law
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

When the Alabama legislature passed their infamous, anti-immigrant law (HB 56), the religious community in the state immediately cried foul. When the Alabama legislature passed th ...

Migrant Workers and The Grapes of Wrath Revisited
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 5:14pm | Type: Blog

When John Steinbeck's classic novel The Grapes of Wrath was published in 1939, it caused a sensation. It won the Pulitzer Prize and was the best-selling novel of the year. Wh ...

Immigration
Originally Posted: 01/29/2014 - 2:23pm | Type: Campaign

Time To Join the Movement What Immigration Reform Looks Like What You're Not Allowed to Talk About in ...

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 ...

Would I Risk as Much as the Dreamers?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

The youngest person in a crowd of teenagers and young adults at the Dream Act Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on Tuesday was an 8-year-old girl. The youngest person in a cro ...

The Journey is Long
Originally Posted: 12/07/2011 - 10:34am | Type: Magazine Article

Claire Lorentzen Books on migration and the immigrant experience. WRITER EDWIDGE DANTICAT encourages us to “re ...

When in Romans...
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 7:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Jennifer Kottler The Utah Compact has good immigration principles -- but there's still a more excellent way. ...

Chipotle Firings: One Story of a Broken Immigration System
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/05/19/chipotle-firings-one-story-of-a-broken-immigration-system/" target="_self"></a>Just over one month ago, a few dozen fired emplo ...

A Song and Reflection on Immigration and the Border Town
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2011/05/16/a-song-and-reflection-on-immigration-and-the-border-town/" target="_self"></a> I was recently arguing the case of my friend Rosanna with an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) official over at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, a major ...

The Time for Immigration Reform is Now
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

Back when President Obama was candidate Obama, one of his favorite mantras on the stump was the need to recapture what Martin Luther King, Jr. Back when President Obama was candid ...

An Undocumented Student's Message to Obama
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

<p style="text-align: left;">We want actions, not words.</p> We want actions, not words. For nearly two decades I've called the United States of Ame ...

President Obama and the Economic and Moral Imperatives of Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

The world around us is teaming with meaning. Words are lush with meaning. One word can point to many different ideas, emotions, expectations. The world around us is teaming with m ...

Audio: An Interview with Two Immigrant Advocates from the Sisters of Mercy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

[<strong>Editors' Note: </strong><em>This month, Sojourners and Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform will be featuring "The Stories of Immigration" blog series. ...

The Education of An (Unlikely) Immigrant Advocate
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Blog

[<strong>Editors' Note: </strong><em>This month, Sojourners and Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform will be featuring "The Stories of Immigration" blog series. ...