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Friday, March 05, 2010

Students need relief. . .

What with the way things appear to be unfolding (or not!) in Washington these days, the chances of Congress tackling comprehensive immigration reform this year seem slim to none. 

Still millions of immigrant children brought to the US by their parents when they were still minors continue to find themselves in "status limbo."  Hard working, diligent, eager and hopeful, millions of these youth need the benefit of legislation like the various versions of the DREAM Act that we've discussed here on numerous occasions.  [If you are interested, type "DREAM Act" and "Monica" in search tool above left.]

Juan's story in the video clip below touched me again concerning the plight of some really great human beings.  What does faith have to say to us about Juan?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

World Vision and Richard Stearns are part of the far left Liberation Theology movement, and should not be confused with mainstream Christianity.

Larry James said...

This could be the most ridiculous comment ever posted on this blog! World Vision as a proponent of Liberation Theology! Anon, you know nothing of World Vision or of LT. Anyone, like Stearns, who reads scripture and accurately reports what is there you find objectionable. Your argument really isn't with Stearns or proponents of LT. Your argument is with the Bible.

TwoCents said...

What a terrible, tragic waste - for both these kids and for the US. We invest untold thousands into educating them (and it would appear in this case pretty well given how articulate Juan is), and then waste all that talent we've helped develop. Not to mention the obvious pain and anguish we cause them as they see no clear path to being productive members of society.

Just awful! Makes me want to cry, too.

TwoCents said...

Anon 9:01:

Wow! Rich Stearns reads his Bible and finds that God cares about people, and that makes him "far left." Yet under his leadership WV has trebled in size in only 10 years. Anon, perhaps it's you who are part of a fringe element and should not be confused with mainstream Christianity? Seems much more likely.