As extremist rhetoric increases behind the effort to deport the undocumented, I’d like to highlight a piece from Sojourners where Felipe Diosdado reveals how much of an impact his deportation will have on his family. Thousands of lives just like Felipe’s hang in the balance. Now that Congress... more
I’ve noticed, especially as of late, how countless individuals have gone above and beyond to reach out to those affected by the border crisis. Recently, a delegation from the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) El Salvador Committee made a trip... more
Elected officials have returned to Washington, D.C. after a recess full of criticism for failing to address the border crisis before their vacation. Activists, religious leaders, and business leaders are all calling for compassionate action. Visit our blog for HEADLINES: Border Crisis. I’ll... more
On Saturday, President Obama announced his plans to delay executive action on immigration, postponing the opportunity to alleviate suffering caused by our immigration system until after the November midterm elections. In an interview on Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” the President argued that... more
Today, I'm thrilled to unveil the new Border Crisis Mythbuster.
The national discourse on immigration is complicated by a constant stream of misinformation that derails dialogue. I am sure you have experienced it: hearing some unfounded talking point repeated on cable news trickle down into... more
President Obama is facing pressure from all sides to take action on immigration reform after Congress failed to move forward on the issue before the August recess. In this week's edition of top picks, I’d like to highlight a piece from America’s Voice demonstrating that it is time for... more
Today, I’m thrilled to share an interview with Kuoth Wiel, a former refugee who recently acted next to Reese Witherspoon in the upcoming movie, The Good Lie. When she was eight, Kuoth escaped the Sudanese civil war and landed in Minnesota with the help of LIRS and Lutheran Social Services of... more