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Been There, Bordered That. So Why Are We Still So Afraid?
Originally Posted: 11/26/2012 - 4:40pm | Type: Blog

We disregard the good news at our doorstep, the opportunity to live with Jesus among us, and keep on building walls at our threshold. Perhaps that's why the angels of the Bible repeat this admonishment -- ...

Evangelical leaders urge Obama, Congress to reform immigration
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:44pm | Type: Press

November 26, 2012 Sojo in the News Florida Baptist Witness ...

Super PAC Hopes to Help Republicans Collaborate on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/26/2012 - 11:10am | Type: Blog

Republicans for Immigration Reform is hoping to help those who make commitments for comprehensive reform hold on to their positions. The day after the election, many top Republic ...

Obama’s Immigration Opportunity
Originally Posted: 11/21/2012 - 9:32am | 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, ...

Evangelical leaders urge Obama, Congress to reform immigration
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 3:52pm | Type: Press

November 15, 2012 Sojo in the News Tom Strode ...

Urge Obama, Boehner to Find Common Ground on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/15/2012 - 10:32am | Type: Blog

Tell our political leaders to move quickly and seek common ground on immigration reform. The election is finally over, and both parties understand the key role Latino vote ...

Evangelical Leaders Urge Immigration Shakeup
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 4:35pm | Type: Press

November 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Miriam Jordan ...

Evangelicals Give Obama 92 Days To Tackle Immigration
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 4:34pm | Type: Press

November 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Ted Hesson ...

Post-Election: A New Day for Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 11/12/2012 - 1:06pm | Type: Blog

Exit polling from Tuesday’s presidential election is offering new hope to activists advocating for comprehensive immigration reform. Exit polling from Tuesday’s presidential elect ...

Deportations are Not the Way to Show Respect for Veterans
Originally Posted: 11/12/2012 - 11:52am | Type: Blog

Today, any veteran who has never naturalized could be deported if he or she has a conviction for almost anything at any time in their life. This is in stark contrast with the past, when such deportations were ...

Our Interview with Jim Wallis on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 4:52pm | Type: Press

November 9, 2012 Sojo in the News Christian Piatt ...

God after 2012: How did election change religion and politics landscape?
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 4:51pm | Type: Press

November 9, 2012 Sojo in the News Elizabeth Tenety ...

Border Violence is Fast & Furious; Four Killed in Recent Weeks
Originally Posted: 10/25/2012 - 2:59pm | Type: Blog

Four deaths in six weeks across the border region, one common offender. Candles burn near the bloodstained concrete sidewalk where a youth was tragically killed when more than a d ...

NumbersUSA Stirs Up Division With New Immigrant Attack Ad
Originally Posted: 10/22/2012 - 3:59pm | Type: Blog

We all know the conversation on immigration in the United States can oftentimes become contentious, with inaccurate portrayals of immigrants inhibiting progress. The most recent attempt to fuel the debate with ...

Immigration Reform: The Only Way to Solve America’s Agricultural Woes
Originally Posted: 10/18/2012 - 11:14am | Type: Blog

As a Georgia resident I can tell you first hand the negative effects hardlined immigration policies have on rural communities whose economies depend on agriculture. America is in ...

Young Evangelicals, Election 2012, and Common Ground
Originally Posted: 10/16/2012 - 3:48pm | Type: Blog

What culture war? At a survey release of young evangelicals and proceeding panel discussion, common ground was the pervading theme. What culture war? At a survey release of young ...

Immigration Court: Broken but Fixable
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 5:20pm | Type: Blog

As a journalist I covered state and federal civil and criminal cases for more than 30 years and only occasionally did I find myself in the U.S. Immigration courts. So when I read California attorney Peter Afra ...

Remind the AP That People Aren’t 'Illegal'
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 2:40pm | Type: Blog

The words we use are powerful, especially when it comes to talking about people created in God’s image. The words we use are powerful, especially when it comes to talking about p ...

Immigration Leaders Gather to Discuss Need for Reform
Originally Posted: 10/09/2012 - 11:53am | Type: Blog

The solution that is developed by the federal government must be a conglomeration of multifaceted mechanisms that address the brokenness of our current system at the policy, legal, and administrative level. ...

What Was Really Said at the Debate?
Originally Posted: 10/04/2012 - 4:56pm | Type: Blog

Despite all the arguing there was much left unsaid by President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney at Wednesday night's debate. Last night millions of Americans watched the fi ...

A DREAM Economy
Originally Posted: 10/01/2012 - 3:49pm | Type: Blog

The Center for American Progress has released a study showing that passage of the DREAM Act would create an economic boom of over $300 billion dollars and create nearly 1.5 million jobs — not to mention, it is ...

Dropping the 'I' Word
Originally Posted: 09/26/2012 - 10:55am | Type: Blog

Those using the term “undocumented” have noted the changing circumstances within the culture and recognize that using such inflammatory terminology only adds fuel to the proverbial political fire around the is ...

Love Bug: Kids Flourish When We Focus on Their Strengths
Originally Posted: 09/18/2012 - 12:42pm | Type: Blog

Bralyan loves bugs. I met him during the first week of school as I conducted the standard assessment of how many words he could read per minute from a second-grade story. After the assessment, I gave him the c ...

Christians push for new immigration process as they support deferred status
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:36pm | Type: Press

August 22, 2012 Sojo in the News Noel Castellanos ...

How to Change Politics
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis No, that isn’t a typo. Sojourners stood side by side with Focus on the Family to draw attention to the plight of millions who ...

Simply Seeing
Originally Posted: 09/10/2012 - 2:26pm | Type: Blog

Did I see my student's mother as an undocumented immigrant? I simply saw her as a mom who cares deeply for her children, just as I am a dad who cares deeply for mine. I simply saw her as a parent who trus ...

Protecting Immigrant Families: Webinar on Family Unity Waivers
Originally Posted: 08/29/2012 - 3:17pm | Type: Blog

On September 10, the Coalition will host a webinar from 4-5 p.m. EDT for faith leaders interested in learning more about Family Unity Waivers. Whether encouraging children to suc ...

Living Letters
Originally Posted: 08/29/2012 - 12:51pm | Type: Blog

Is America a place where she really can become an architect, a lawyer or anything she wants to become? And will the schools prepare her? Odeth is a living letter to me and to you. Her life asks a vital questio ...

GOP Convention’s Religious Leaders Agree on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 08/29/2012 - 12:13pm | Type: Blog

The views of religious leaders offering prayer at the RNC differ sharply from the Republicans’ own platform. If you blink, you might miss the fact that the religious luminaries o ...

Christian groups battle Jan Brewer over drivers licenses for young illegal immigrants
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:35pm | Type: Press

August 27, 2012 Sojo in the News Phoenix Business Journal ...

Sojourners Petitions Gov. Brewer to Reverse Order Against Children of Undocumented Immigrants
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:35pm | Type: Press

August 27, 2012 Sojo in the News The Christian Post ...

Faith leaders to petition Jan Brewer to retract order barring benefits for illegal immigrants (AP)
Originally Posted: 06/18/2013 - 4:56pm | Type: Press

August 27, 2012 Sojo in the News The Associated Press ...

Christians Deliver Petition to Repeal Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's Executive Order
Originally Posted: 08/24/2012 - 9:59am | Type: Blog

Today, two Christian leaders in Arizona delivered a petition signed by thousands of Christians to Gov. Jan Brewer calling on her to retract her controversial executive order denying driver’s licenses and other ...

Gov. Jan Brewer Tries to Stop the DREAM in Arizona
Originally Posted: 08/20/2012 - 1:10pm | Type: Blog

Gov. Jan Brewer's action will make it difficult for people to attend classes or find a job. It hurts Arizona’s communities and weakens the state’s economy. It robs young immigrants of the hope they believ ...

For Young Immigrants, a New Dawn
Originally Posted: 06/10/2013 - 2:37pm | Type: Press

August 16, 2012 Sojo in the News Ali Noorani ...

Recognizing Greatness in a First Grader
Originally Posted: 08/13/2012 - 11:17am | Type: Blog

Carola and Marcelo Suarez-Orozco have written brilliantly and eloquently about children like her in their book Learning A New Land: Immigrant Students in American Society. They remind us how valuable and vulne ...

States Have Passed Fewer Immigration Laws in 2012
Originally Posted: 08/08/2012 - 9:29am | Type: Blog

A recent study by The National Conference of State Legislatures shows that in 2012, states passed fewer immigration laws than previous years   A recent study by The National ...

How Private Prisons are Profiting From Immigrants
Originally Posted: 08/06/2012 - 1:24pm | Type: Blog

Arresting undocumented immigrants means big money for private prisons. As reported by The Associated Press last week: Locking up illegal immigrants has grown profound ...

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 ...

Detained DREAMer Tells His Story From Behind Bars
Originally Posted: 08/01/2012 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

Editor's Note: A recent news report recounted how activists with the National Immigrant Youth Alliance have placed themselves intentionally in deportation proceedings in order to enter the Broward Transi ...

'Homeland' Asks Tough Questions About Immigration Policy
Originally Posted: 07/26/2012 - 3:19pm | Type: Blog

Can America still afford to be a generous immigrant nation? Can it afford not to be? Can America still afford to be a generous immigrant nation? Can it afford not to be? These ...

No Turning Back: Alabama Anti-Immigrant Laws Unite Opposition
Originally Posted: 07/25/2012 - 10:41am | Type: Blog

Their efforts to rid Alabama of ethnic diversity has backfired on them, bringing forth a multicultural, bilingual movement that would not have emerged in Alabama for another 50 years were it not for HB 56 and ...

Undocumented or Illegal?
Originally Posted: 07/24/2012 - 1:05pm | Type: Blog

When people who have immigrated to another country through methods other than the official legal system are discussed, we hear quite a few words bandied about: “illegal,” “undocumented,” and “alien” just to na ...

Race the Driving Factor Behind Arizona’s SB 1070?
Originally Posted: 07/23/2012 - 3:46pm | Type: Blog

E-mails from former Sen. Russell Pearce purportedly reveal the motivations behind SB 1070, claims the ACLU. E-mails from former Sen. Russell Pearce purportedly reveal the motivati ...

How Do You Call the Cops on the Cops? Sobering Accounts of Abuse by Border Patrol
Originally Posted: 07/23/2012 - 12:57pm | Type: Blog

With each Homeland Security busload of migrants being released from Border Patrol custody, we listened and then documented case after case of abuse. What would you do if you were ...

Arizona “Papers Please” Law Faces New Challenge
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 11:49am | Type: Blog

Last month, the Supreme Court struck down three of the four provisions of SB 1070, Arizona’s harsh anti-immigrant law. Now civil rights groups are going after the remaining provision—what many call, the “show ...

Immigration: Local v. Federal Battle Still Raging
Originally Posted: 07/16/2012 - 11:19am | Type: Blog

Despite the recent Supreme Court ruling on Arizona's immigration laws, the battle between legislators at the local and federal level is still raging.   Despite the recent ...

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 ...

Evangelicals Preach Unity On Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:53pm | Type: Press

July 6, 2012 Sojo in the News NPR ...