by Jennifer Lewis
Are the odds against you and your family as you seek to immigrate to the United States?
As a native born citizen of the United States of America, I have grown up with the presumption that I live in the best country in the world. This is the place every other nation strives to be, where everyone around the world want to come. The US offers freedom for everyone with the opportunity for financial success for all who are willing to work hard. Whether you follow the path, play by the rules, or get in line, it is hard to say that doing any of these or all of these will necessarily help you and your family immigrate legally into the United States. Continue reading
By Ethan Harbour
For those who are natural born United States citizens, the immigration system to become a permanent resident or US citizen are so unknown that many do not understand the difficulty of permanently residing within the US. Natural born US citizens take for granted their statuses for living in the biggest empire the earth has ever seen while others make tremendous sacrifices to enter the country, legally or illegally. The US imposes many laws and restrictions of those attempting to gain permanent entry and are frequently accompanied by changing laws, exceptions within the laws, and other vast amounts of exemptions and hurdles, which one must jump. Continue reading
By The Rev. Christine J. Hong, Ph.D.
When I began designing and teaching this course, I had a million questions. I started by asking myself what would it mean if seminaries, national offices, students, all joined hands to co-learn and co-teach about human displacements? Not only would we discuss global issues that cause displacement by studying refugee communities in different parts of the world, but we would also reflect on what displacement looks like in our city.