(RNS) Jesus says that when we welcome the stranger we welcome him. To God’s question: “When I was a stranger, did you welcome me?” we are not going to say: “Sorry, God. Congress wouldn’t let us.”
Articles tagged “immigration”
(RNS) Nowhere was religious leadership more apparent than in McAllen, Texas, where churches and local government forged an effective and compassionate response to the crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing the border.
(RNS) The “huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” words inscribed on the Statue of Liberty, frequently confronted severe prejudice and discrimination.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Most Americans can make a “pretty clear distinction between the problem of the children arriving from Central America and the problem of illegal immigration in general,” PRRI’s Robert P. Jones said.
(RNS) It isn’t Mexican immigrants who caused sea changes in the American workplace. It wasn’t Hondurans or Guatemalans who sucked the life out of American communities. Gun-toting “patriots” shouting hatred at refugee children are spewing venom at the wrong target.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) “Many of their rights are violated, they are obliged to separate from their families and, unfortunately, continue to be the subject of racist and xenophobic attitudes,” Pope Francis said of migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border.
(RNS) On any issue, the teachings and actions of Jesus are more radical, more revolutionary and more disruptive than anything imagined by the right wing, or the left wing for that matter.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson, Ariz., said bishops wanted to tell some of the stories from a border Mass to humanize the immigration debate because “when there’s a faceless person, it’s easy to reject or ignore or put aside that person.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) Data show that our nation’s effort to cope with undocumented immigrants does not work. It is costly, most especially, I fear, for the soul of a nation.