Articles on Immigration

They were regular children. They doodled in class. They looked forward to their lunch break. They didn’t want any homework. And yet, they were different. They didn’t have any friends at school outside of each other, and even then, those... Continue...

Recent outcry over issues at the United States–Mexico border broke out after reporting from the Associated Press revealed unconscionable conditions for child migrants in government custody in a facility near El Paso, Texas. The AP story highlighted concerns from a... Continue...

In recent years, few issues have dominated the headlines as frequently and divided the country as deeply as immigration. Many Americans — including many Christians — feel conflicted as they think about such a complex issue: They want the United... Continue...

ALBUQUERQUE (BNM) - At the request of municipal and federal agencies, faith-based organizations in Albuquerque are helping to house and feed approximately 430 asylum-seeking migrants from South and Central America.  Over the past several weeks, hundreds of asylum-seeking migrants have... Continue...

Yesterday was World Refugee Day, an annual observance created by the United Nations to “commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees.” Here is what you should know about refugee and asylum policy in the United States. What... Continue...

What just happened? Over the past six weeks, immigration officials have separated hundreds of migrant families who have either crossed into the United States illegally or have sought political asylum. A change in immigration policy by the Trump administration is... Continue...

Next week, the House of Representatives will consider two bills that could determine the future of immigration policy and its key issues, including border security and the citizenship status of Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who were brought to America as children.... Continue...

What is “chain migration”? Over the past few years, the term “chain migration” has shifted from its original usage and taken on a negative connotation. In current immigration debates, though, “chain migration” is used as a misleading synonym for “family... Continue...

The United States Senate begins debate this week on immigration reform for the special category of undocumented immigrants brought to this country by their parents, known as Dreamers. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R–Ky.) agreed to a rare, open floor... Continue...

Last September, amid the buzz of fresh energy after a summer break and the hopeful promise of a new academic year, Lizbeth Duran-Ortiz, a Spanish translator at a Birmingham, Ala., area elementary school, sat frozen and scared at her desk.... Continue...