Family detention centers have been opening up in response to the border crisis. These facilities hold mothers and young children who have just finished the traumatic journey from their home country to the United States. Nearly all of them seek protection from persecution. Liz Sweet, LIRS Director... more
As America paused last week to remember the thirteenth anniversary of September 11th, Jong-Min You, a guest writer for Define American, shared his memories of that day thirteen years ago. Jong-Min You, like countless others, watched tragedy unfold on television, called his parents in New York to... more
While immigration advocates express frustration with President Obama’s delay on immigration reform, many are stepping up to address the needs of those most impacted by the border crisis. Visit our blog for HEADLINES: Border Crisis. I’ll bring you all the most important and up-to-date news on... more
This week is National Welcoming Week!
It’s easy to get caught up in the despair of the evening news. Daily, we hear stories of vulnerable mothers and children deported back to violent communities, families forced to live in the shadows, and lack of progress on immigration reform. When all this... more
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