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The story of Jorge Garcia is heartbreaking. His parents brought him into the U.S. at 10 years old. Just like with my 10-year-old, when the family goes somewhere, he has to come and doesn’t have a choice in the matter. The difference is that our life of privilege and comfort has us going to places […] Read More

John Smyth and Thomas Helwys fled England for Holland at the beginning of the 17th century. Migrating across the English Channel, Smyth and Helwys arrived on the shores of Holland as hopeful immigrants seeking to follow their conscience, practice their faith and discover a new life for them and their families. As Englishmen on foreign […] Read More

Baptist leaders are encouraging constituents to call their elected representatives on March 1 to urge them to pass legislation that protects “Dreamers” from deportation and provides a path to citizenship. “Baptists don’t have to agree about everything to agree on some things, and surely we can agree that we need to help protect Dreamers. Let’s […] Read More

College-age Americans strongly favor the idea of the DREAM Act, a proposal that would allow undocumented immigrants who entered the country as children to have a legal pathway to residency if they served in the military or went to college. According to a new national survey by Public Religion Research Institute and Georgetown University’s Berkley […] Read More

United Methodist Church leaders sent a letter to the ranking members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security opposing the altering of the DREAM Act urged by a Southern Baptist Convention official. “You have recently received encouragement from other religious leaders to pass an altered DREAM Act that would limit […] Read More

Editor’s note: Information about votes on the DREAM Act has been corrected in paragraph 11. I read a lot of letters about “illegals” and what we should do with them. Here’s a story that may make the folks who write those letters feel a little safer. Jonathan Chavez is in jail. He got picked up […] Read More

Recently, two very bright young women graduated with honors from universities in the Greensboro, N.C., area. One received a degree in nursing, the other a degree in chemical engineering. Both of these young women have talents and skills in high demand. These graduates are the kind of young adults that every community wants to attract […] Read More