Ruth Melkonian-Hoover: Welcoming the Stranger

The religious politics of the immigration issue are clear: if comprehensive immigration reform is ever to pass, increasing the level of support (or at least decreasing opposition) among evangelicals, Catholics, and Mormons will be essential.

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American Panorama

You can point at that map and see that the ebbs and flows are not just related to the desires or needs of people from other parts of the world emigrating to the United States. The shape of the map is driven by US policies, and whether they were welcoming or not welcoming to groups of immigrants.

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Baird Campbell: How Migration Shaped Communities in Brazil

It should encourage us to take seriously the continuation of the cycles of poverty, unemployment, and uneven development—often stratified along lines of class and race—that drive ordinary people to leave behind everything they have ever known in search of something better.

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Shay Cannedy: Escape and Home

The 2014 documentary film, Flucht und Heimat, by Father Alfred Tönnis and Lukas Hoffmann, captures the vexed position of asylum seekers in Syria, Egypt, and Germany.

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