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Author Joseph Furio

There is no substitute for a personal encounter with someone who is suffering due to the inhospitable laws and procedures meant to discourage people from seeking asylum here in the U.S. Here is one such story that deserves attention. A Salvadoran named Maria (for her safety, her real name is not revealed) migrated to California […] Read More

A Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond trip to El Salvador coincided with the Trump administration’s Jan. 9 decision to end temporary protected status for 200,000 Salvadorans. The decision seemingly led up to the intolerable behavior of our elected leader’s sideways comment on Jan. 11 concerning immigrants from which he deemed to be “shithole countries,” stating […] Read More