California Dreaming

The American dream was affirmed yesterday– at least for some California residents. For tens of thousands of children, brought here illegally as children by their parents, Jerry Brown’s signing of  the California Dream Act, was a symbol of hope that their state cares about them. Qualifying students, regardless of their immigration status, can now apply…… Continue reading California Dreaming

Immigration, Dreamers, and Youth Ministry

Immigration reform is a political football. Unfortunately, it has become one of those things that you don’t talk about in polite company. And while I don’t claim to know enough to know how to fix the massive influx of people coming to our country illegally, I do know that we need a pathway to legal…… Continue reading Immigration, Dreamers, and Youth Ministry

DREAM Act & Youth Ministry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1AqqZW4-Wg Everywhere I’ve done youth ministry I’ve met undocumented students. (Chicago, Northern California, Suburban Detroit, and here in City Heights) But it wasn’t until I started doing youth ministry here in City Heights that I truly started to understand the difficulty they had in furthering their education and starting their own American Dream. Think of…… Continue reading DREAM Act & Youth Ministry