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June faced the judge to advocate for her friend, Miguel, who voluntarily returned to El Salvador. Her goal: Prevent his deportation “in absentia” so he might return one day. The judge said he was obligated to deport. And then … […] Read More

June has spent the past two years befriending Miguel, who came to the U.S. in 2017 after a gang threatened to murder him in his home country, El Salvador. Today, she’s speaking up for Miguel in court. […] Read More

We’ll always have people who seek to exploit the fear of others to achieve their own agenda, but Scripture invites us to transform our fear of others to a love for others. […] Read More

Ten nations face a high risk of food insecurity during the spring, a U.N. report found. Six of these nations are in Africa. […] Read More

While many people migrate to the U.S. to flee gang violence, many others from indigenous communities in Mexico are fleeing poverty, a crushing and systemic problem rooted in decades of injustice and exploitation. […] Read More

Although slightly more than three-fourths of U.S. Protestant pastors say they have a responsibility to minister to undocumented immigrants, few of their churches actually do so. […] Read More

The use of demeaning language is a first step to dehumanize people, which ultimately leads to suffering and possibly death. It’s been true in our history and is still true today. […] Read More

Forcibly separating families unnecessarily – especially as a deterrent to cause fear among would-be immigrant families – is cruel. U.S. churches must stand against this crime against humanity. […] Read More

Requiring immigrants to learn the English language as a condition of citizenship is a contemporary form of jingoism, which provides the opportunity for discriminatory acts toward a group of people along linguistic and racial lines. […] Read More

“Why don’t they just come here legally?” It’s a common question about undocumented immigrants in the U.S., but what sounds simple is incredibly complex, extremely exclusive and very expensive. […] Read More