Tagged: immigration

La Posada Sin Fronteras: Mary and Joseph at the Border

By Karen González Every year from December 16 to 24, Las Posadas begin in many Latin American countries and immigrant communities in the U.S. Roughly translated, posadas means “inn” or “shelter.” Las Posadas recalls the events in Luke’s Gospel leading...

An Alien’s Psalm

By Ed Hays I wear the mark of your disapproval and your often unspoken words pierce straight to my soul, “Why didn’t you stay where you belong?” I feel the icy stare that says,...

Take a Knee for the Children

By Carolyn Custis James When Dr. Colleen Kraft, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, visited a U.S. government shelter for immigrant children in Combes, Texas, what she saw undid her. A distraught toddler was...

Mother of Exiles

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the...

You Did for Me

For I was hungry and you gave me food I was thirsty and you gave me drink I was a stranger and you welcomed me I was naked and you gave me clothing I...

Not Without My Child

By Nikki Toyama-Szeto My family’s immigration journey included a significant period time when my mother was separated from her mother—my grandmother was an American citizen of Japanese descent, returning to work in the US....