Class 5: Immigration

Jim Wallis on Immigration

Instructor: Jim Wallis

The human face of the social, political, and economic problems caused by the current system demonstrates the urgent need for comprehensive immigration reform. How can we establish immigration policies that are both compassionate and just, while respecting the rule of law? How do we make our borders secure in humane and realistic ways? Should immigration policies establish a dignified guest worker program that can lead to an earned path to citizenship? Why is immigration an issue that is dividing the country but, ironically, uniting the faith community?

Readings:

           Carroll R., M. Daniel. "Immigration Matters." Web blog post. qideas.org. Q, n.d. Web.

Evangelical Immigration Table. Statement on Citizenship. evangelicalimmigrationtable.com. Evangelical Immigration Table, 18 Mar. 2013. Web.

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Migration and Refugee Services/Office of Migration Policy and Public Affairs. Catholic Church's Position on Immigration Reform. uscccb.org. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Aug. 2013. Web.

Wallis, Jim. "Bibles, Badges, and Business: Forging Consensus on Immigration Reform." Web blog post. sojo.net. Sojouners, 4 Dec. 2012. Web.

Wallis, Jim. "The Bible's Case for Immigration Reform." Editorial. latimes.com. Los Angeles Times, 8 Aug. 2013. Web.

Wallis, Jim. "The Moral Urgency of Immigration Reform." Web blog post. huffingtonpost.com. Huffington Post, 25 July 2013. Web.

Wear, Michael. "Is Immigration Reform Dead? Not If Evangelicals Can Do Anything About It." theatlantic.com. The Atlantic, 18 July 2013. Web.

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