Immigration Reform


August 30, 2007

Let's talk about immigration. But first, here's a word from our sponsor, the God of Abraham, Sarah and Hagar, Isaac and Rebekah, Jacob and Rachel and Leah.

"When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the...

June 14, 2007

A day labor center at Good Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church in Cave Creek, Arizona, has become a flashpoint for the nation's heated immigration debate.

Good Shepherd began the day labor program seven years ago at the invitation of officials in Cave Creek, located about 35 miles...

May 22, 2007

Expressing support for immigrant family reunification at a May 23 Capitol Hill news conference, the Rev. Dr. Luis Leon, rector of St. John’s Lafayette Square Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., spoke in favor of a proposed amendment authored by Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), Chuck...

April 26, 2007

A trip to Ellis Island requires long lines and long waits. But it's nothing like the anxious hours, sometimes days, of scrutiny once imposed on poorer immigrants seeking entry into the United States after two weeks in steerage on an ocean liner.

Our wait was more like the processing...

January 22, 2007

Peter Turnley has a photograph in the October 2006 issue of Harper's. Ubencia Sanchez from the Chiapas region of Mexico, it says, peers over a border fence in Tijuana, looking into the United States for the first time.

Ubencia Sanchez looks to me like she is in her 50s. Her face is in...

May 1, 2006

Thousands of immigrants, their families and advocates staged rallies around the nation in April in support of comprehensive immigration reform.

Interfaith leaders were among those urging reform of the U.S. immigration system that would allow a substantial increase in the number of...