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Becoming a Better America
Originally Posted: 11/21/2014 - 2:59pm | Type: Blog

Obama is not offering people citizenship, but his address reflected on the meaning of community belonging. “These people” often act like citizens, he seemed to be saying, because they “came to work, and study, ...

President Obama's Remarks on Immigration Action
Originally Posted: 11/20/2014 - 8:49pm | Type: Blog

Editor's Note: Thursday evening, President Barack Obama announced he is taking action to reform pieces of our broken immigration system. See Sojourners President Jim Wallis' recap here. Below are Pre ...

When Supporting Your Family Earns a Criminal Record
Originally Posted: 09/16/2014 - 9:31am | Type: Blog

When I turned 16, I woke up excited, ready to go to the DMV and get my driver’s license like all my friends were doing -- and then my parents told me that I was here illegally. I was undocumented. Reality sunk ...

Defining Identity: Person of Color. Woman. Poor. Fatherless. Undocumented.
Originally Posted: 06/02/2014 - 10:07am | 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 ...

The Dream 9: Praying God Will Make a Way
Originally Posted: 07/24/2013 - 10:46am | 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 ...

My DACA Story
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 1:39pm | Type: Blog

I remember clearly the day I heard the announcement on deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) as I felt an overwhelming surge of emotions in that one moment. A path to opportunity, however fragile and s ...

Obama’s Immigration Opportunity
Originally Posted: 11/21/2012 - 8:32am | Type: Blog

With conservative opinion on immigration shifting, a unique opportunity exists to fix our nation’s broken immigration system. As President Barack Obama prepares for a second term, ...