Anyra Cano, director of programs and outreach for Fellowship Southwest, recently interviewed a young man from South America who was released from a U.S. immigration detention center. To protect his identity, that man is identified here as “PR.” PR,…
Secretary of Homeland Security takes questions for an hour rather than giving a speech
More astounding than the dysfunction of the U.S. immigration system is that no one can figure out how to restore it to working order, a top Biden administration official said. “It is just stunning how there is unanimity with respect…
The history of Haiti you probably don’t know
Recent news coverage of U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback chasing asylum-seekers from Haiti who tried to enter the United States at Del Rio, Texas, is disturbing. The images harken back to a time when white slave patrols used horses…
Haitians at the border represent a humanitarian crisis, not a security crisis, evangelical leaders say
Americans worried about border security should look beyond the popular-but-false portrayal of migrants as invaders and seek ways to help those in troubled nations not need to become immigrants in the first place. That’s the message of two evangelical leaders…
Is there a crisis at the Southern border? Follow the numbers
The official Twitter account of the Arizona Republican Party tweeted on Aug. 9, “The border is wide open, and our towns are being overrun by migrants.” U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn tweeted on Aug. 4, “The Democrats have abandoned our border…
She is here to love this country, not be a burden. She just needs an opportunity for a better life.
Like so many of the families with whom she shared a field, a song, a smile, Aracely Salazar is here to love this country, to work hard, to help her family thrive and to find peace.
What can we learn about poverty from those who work along the Texas-Mexico border?
Where opportunity for education and employment abounds, the fight against poverty remains spiritual, rooted in the heart.
Hidalgo County, Texas: A Mighty Current
Listen to the stories of the more than 268,000 in Hidalgo County living below their federal poverty threshold and you will learn that the Rio Grande waters are rarely hospitable to newcomers, most of whom must take on the slow, agonizing work of rebuilding life from scratch on the other side.
Photo Gallery: Hidalgo County Texas
All photos taken in this photo gallery are by Lesley-Ann Hix Tommey. Despite the Rio Grande’s unmistakable capacity to both give and strip away life, there is yet a more formidable power in Hidalgo County, Texas, and it flows from within….