Category Archive: Immigration

Restoring Trust

Craig Roshaven, UUA's Witness Ministries Director

A broad based national coalition of immigrant rights organizations and faith communities  has launched a national campaign to mitigate the worst effects of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Secure-Communities Program (S-Comm). I was informed of this group by the Rev. Craig Roshaven, the UUA’s Witness Ministries Director. Craig is based in our Washington, D. …

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From the Road: Nogales

Speaking with Father Pete (yellow hat) in the comedor.

Father Pete greets our small delegation with a big smile and a loud voice. We arrive at the “comedor” (dining room) in the early afternoon to help serve a meal to people who have just been deported. The comedor is a simple room with a tiny kitchen (we Americans wouldn’t want an apartment with a …

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From the Road: On the Border

Shrine

Picking grapefruit and oranges. Walking in the desert where migrants die by the thousands. Dinner with a small intentional community that devotes itself to helping migrants who are released and have nowhere to go. Not a typical day at the office. This was the second day of our BorderLinks delegation learning trip to Tucson and …

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From the Road: Tucson

SA-Z-srudent

I find it painful to listen to their stories. We all do. We heard the stories of six Tucson area Latino and Latina students who were either seniors in high school or recent graduates. They were all near the top of their class, taking advanced placement and honors courses. They dream of college majors in …

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The Roots of Hate

Peter-at-border

Yesterday the UUA posted a response to the Dept. of Justice’s report that takes Sheriff Joe Arpaio to task for civil rights violations. As you can read, I think the DOJ has, through its delay and inaction, allowed human rights violations to proceed unchecked. The people who are supposed to defend our liberty have become …

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