Dream deferred: An interview with Rep. Luis Gutierrez on immigration reform

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Article Immigration Social Justice
A congressman would love to see immigration reform become the top priority for the U.S. Catholic Church’s social justice agenda.

Interviewing U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez, arguably the most vocal immigration reform advocate in the U.S. Congress, is a lively experience. As he pounds on the table, enacts and rehearses arguments, pulls out his credit cards to make a point, gesticulates, and at times yells loudly, Gutierrez’ passion for the cause of immigrants is on full display.


Alabama to Latino immigrants: No room at the inn

By Meinrad Scherer-Emunds| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Immigration Politics
In the wake of a harsh new immigration law, the popular devotions of a small Alabama parish mirror the new fears and hardships of its members.

Alabama to Latino immigrants: No room at the inn

By Meinrad Scherer-Emunds| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Immigration Politics
In the wake of a harsh new immigration law, the popular devotions of a small Alabama parish mirror the new fears and hardships of its members.

Houses divided: How the new immigration laws separate families

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Article Immigration Politics Social Justice
New state laws and the failure of immigration reform are taking a heavy toll on children and families.

Carlos Rodriguez has been receiving letters and brochures from colleges and universities from across the country encouraging him to apply because of his outstanding grades in an Alabama high school. He dreams of the day he can start college next year.


Houses divided: How the new immigration laws separate families

By Alejandro Escalona| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Immigration Politics Social Justice
New state laws and the failure of immigration reform are taking a heavy toll on children and families.

Carlos Rodriguez has been receiving letters and brochures from colleges and universities from across the country encouraging him to apply because of his outstanding grades in an Alabama high school. He dreams of the day he can start college next year.


Space invaders: What's behind our obsession with aliens on the big and little screens?

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Article Immigration Reviews
Recent films and TV series shine a light on the plight of aliens among us.

Television and movie screens were chock-full of aliens this summer: scary extraterrestrials cast as villainous invaders bent on humanity’s annihilation or hapless intergalactic travelers victimized by our own inhumanity to strangers.


What's right with this picture? Young Latinos take the lead

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Article Hispanic Catholics Immigration Young Adults
Young Latinos are changing the face of Catholic youth ministry.

Unexcusable absence: How Catholic schools reach Hispanic students

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Article Hispanic Catholics Immigration
Catholic schools have largely failed to attract Hispanic Catholics, but some parishes have found innovative ways to draw them in.

As her Puerto Rican immigrant mother had done with her as a child growing up in Chicago, Jennifer Bonesz sent both of her daughters to Catholic schools. Athena, 14, attended from preschool through eighth grade, and Damary, 8, from preschool through third grade.


Philanthropy helps to fill seats at Catholic schools

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Article Hispanic Catholics Immigration

At the urban Dallas public school she had attended since kindergarten, Karen Hernandez’ grades were mediocre. By the end of fifth grade, her parents didn’t like the direction she seemed to be heading as the precarious adolescent years neared. “She was a follower, and she was starting to hang out with the wrong crowd,” recalls her mother, Belinda Hernandez.


Unexcusable absence: How Catholic schools reach Hispanic students

By Jeff Parrott| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Hispanic Catholics Immigration
Catholic schools have largely failed to attract Hispanic Catholics, but some parishes have found innovative ways to draw them in.

As her Puerto Rican immigrant mother had done with her as a child growing up in Chicago, Jennifer Bonesz sent both of her daughters to Catholic schools. Athena, 14, attended from preschool through eighth grade, and Damary, 8, from preschool through third grade.


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