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

What is Happening in Alabama?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCZ0xSBjeEw This video is shocking. It makes me wonder, “Have the people of Alabama learned anything from the civil rights movement?” Here’s the full content of the law. Listen carefully to the statement. They have taken the Arizona law and added to it more stringent requirements. Essentially, you have to provide a state issued ID…… Continue reading What is Happening in Alabama?

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