The various guest worker programs are a small part of the immigration “problem,” but a very significant one. Much of undocumented migration comes because employers often skirt the law and recruit and hire cheaper, undocumented laborers rather than go through government programs. It’s less hassle and gives the employer more control over workers. It’s also a field that replete with abuse. I cut my baby teeth on the issue in the 1960s. We were agitating to end the Bracero program—a World War II effort to recruit Mexican farm laborers to feed America.
Higher education, particularly that which serves students professionally, is highly valued in this country. But Catholic higher ed also serves us well.
By guest blogger Kevin Considine
It’s “back-to-school” time around the country. Teachers have planned curricula, students have gotten their school supplies, and we once again will attempt to provide a sound education to our youth.
One line particularly struck me in the Wall Street Journal editorial (subscription required) announcing Catholic University of America’s same-sex dorms: “I would have thought that young women would have a civilizing influence on young men,” wrote John Garvey, president of CUA.
Violence hits very close to home for our guest blogger in Israel.
Cathleen Chopra-McGowan reports on the tensions near her home in Israel.
U.S. Catholic's high school intern, senior Steven Rojas of Chicago's Cristo Rey High School, wrote the following for an essay contest on why JFK's words still matter--a challenging and insightful message from a student two generations away from the first Catholic chief executive of the United States.