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Fast for Families: Voters in Steve King’s District Thank Immigration Fasters

by Matt Hildreth 12-04-2013

A thank you and encouraging note to the fasters with #Fast4Families by a resident of Steve King's district in Iowa

As the least productive Congress in history begins to wind down its first legislative session, immigration reform is coming to a boil.

It’s already been 160 days since the Senate passed its immigration bill and the House already has 191 co-sponsors on its bipartisan bill. Still, House Republicans have failed to take the next step and have only voted on one immigration provision so far this year — Steve King’s (R-Iowa) amendment to defund DACA and deport DREAMers.

And with King (most famous for saying young immigrants have “calves the size of cantaloupes” from lifting 75 pound bags of drugs across the border) at the helm for Republicans on immigration, it’s no wonder that they’re getting nowhere on immigration.

But the tragic irony of all of this is that King’s own constituents (myself included) overwhelmingly support immigration reform. Recent polling by The American Action Network, a conservative outside group, shows that 79 percent of voters in his district support the tenets in the Senate Gang of Eight bill. Despite that popularity, King and his shrinking list of allies in the House have kept Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) from addressing the moral crisis afflicting millions of workers, children, mothers, and fathers.

Faith Leaders Target Alabama's Immigration Bill With Ad

by Matt Hildreth 04-04-2012

Yesterday, a diverse group of faith leaders in Alabama released a television ad targeting Alabama's HB 56 -- the worst anti-immigrant law in the country.

The 30-second ad features Rev. Steve Jones, senior pastor at Southside Baptist Church in Birmingham.

''We believe in reaching out and ministering to our community. Yet under Alabama's immigration law, we could be prosecuted for following God's call to be good Samaritans,” Jones says in the ad.


Being There

by Matt Hildreth 12-01-2010
A reluctant uncle witnesses the home birth of his nephew.

Native Americans vs. Nazi Sympathizers: The Bizarre Backstory on Changing an Offensive University Mascot

by Matt Hildreth 04-16-2010
After almost a century of debate and a four-year-long legal battle, the North Dakota Board of Higher Educat

Video Interview with David Bazan

by Jeannie Choi, by Matt Hildreth 02-01-2010

Since 1994, David Bazan has put sharp questions about faith, justice, and his Pentecostal-evangelical upbringing front and center in his songs.

Video Interview with Vincent Harding

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An Interview with Morgan Spurlock

Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock is not afraid to get messy.

Video Interview with Don Miller

by Jeannie Choi, by Matt Hildreth, by Don Miller 01-01-2010

Don Miller is the founder of The Mentoring Project and author of

Video Interview with Michael J. Sandel

by Jim Wallis, by Matt Hildreth 12-01-2009

Harvard professor Michael J. Sandel is used to playing to large crowds—his undergraduate course on justice enrolls more than 1,000 students each year.

Watch a How-To Video on Composting with Worms

by Jim Rice, by Jeannie Choi, by Matt Hildreth 12-01-2009
Sojourners editor Jim Rice and his family have been composting with worms for more than a decade. In this video how-to, he shares 7 steps to composting with worms.