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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 ...

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 ...

BibliFact Roundup
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:56pm | Type: Press

July 2, 2012 Sojo in the News Timothy Beal ...

The U.S. Supreme Court: Health Care, Immigration, Juvenile Justice and More
Originally Posted: 06/28/2012 - 2:39pm | Type: SojoMail

June 28, 2012   QUOTE OF THE WEEK "We're going to ge ...

The U.S. Supreme Court: Health Care, Immigration, Juvenile Justice and More
Originally Posted: 06/28/2012 - 1:03pm | Type: Blog

Today, in a long and complicated ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. This is an important victory for millions of uninsured people in our country and ultimately a triumph of the comm ...

But It’s a Dry Hate: The Human Spirit of Arizona Will Not Be Broken
Originally Posted: 06/27/2012 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

The system is not broken, it is meant to break people. Even at 10 p.m., the dry heat caused the collapse of multiple people of faith gathered in a candlelight vigil outside Sherif ...

The Politics of Immigration
Originally Posted: 06/27/2012 - 10:46am | Type: Blog

There has for some time been a larger immigration strategy at play here that I will bluntly call “evil.” Both sides have been spinning and claiming victory in Monday’s S ...

The Supreme Court, Racial Profiling, and Brewer’s Hobbled Law
Originally Posted: 06/26/2012 - 3:18pm | Type: Blog

Brewer’s law had four legs. Now it has one—a lame one. On Monday the United States Supreme Court struck down three of four key provisions in Arizona’s attrition-through-enforceme ...

Wild Goose Heaven Our Answer to Hate
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 4:00pm | Type: Press

June 25, 2012 Sojo in the News Frank Schaeffer ...

Following SCOTUS Decision, Where Are We On Immigration Reform?
Originally Posted: 06/26/2012 - 10:44am | Type: Blog

Monday's Supreme Court decision leaves the state of immigration reform almost unchanged. For CNN , Allison Brennan writes: "After two years of protests, ...

Reactions to Supreme Court Ruling on Anti-Immigrant Law (PHOTO & VIDEO)
Originally Posted: 06/25/2012 - 3:37pm | Type: Blog

Although three of the four provisions were struck down, the fourth —t he so called “show me your papers” clause — is very harmful to communities. It allows racial profiling on the basis of appearance. ...

Supreme Courts Stops Some of Arizona’s Attack on Immigrants
Originally Posted: 06/25/2012 - 2:51pm | Type: Blog

Today the Supreme Court struck down three central provisions of Arizona’s controversial anti-immigrant law, SB 1070. Today the Supreme Court  struck down  three central provisio ...

SCOTUS Strikes Down Key Provisions in Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Legislation
Originally Posted: 06/25/2012 - 11:18am | Type: Blog

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down large portions of the controversial Arizona anti-immigrant law SB 1070. The Supreme Court on Monday struck down large portions of the contr ...

Why are evangelicals supporting immigration reform?
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 4:01pm | Type: Press

June 22, 2012 Sojo in the News Lisa Miller ...

Barack Obama's Immigration Reform for Youth: A Dream Deferred?
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 4:01pm | Type: Press

June 22, 2012 Sojo in the News Joseph Nevins ...

New Christian coalition
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 4:02pm | Type: Press

June 20, 2012 Sojo in the News Chet Hardin ...

Faith Community Strives to Open Minds on Immigration
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 4:02pm | Type: Press

June 19, 2012 Sojo in the News Brian Fraga ...

Romney's Immigration Position May Collide with Evangelicals, GOP Base
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:19pm | Type: Press

June 18, 2012 Sojo in the News Paul Stanley ...

Obama Grants Young Immigrants Reprieve
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:19pm | Type: Press

June 18, 2012 Sojo in the News Christine A. Scheller ...