Immigration reform is seeing a rejuvenated push. The question is, will it become a reality in 2014? Here to keep you up-to-date on the debate and legislative progress every Monday is THE UPDATE, a weekly blog series whose panel of experts will analyze how recent events affect the prospects for real reform. The panelists will offer an insider’s view of what’s happening right now on Capitol Hill, bolstered by their decades of experience with immigration reform and the legislative process. Media representatives who wish to speak with one of the panelists, please click here. If you would like to read previous editions of THE UPDATE, please click here. You can read the Spanish version at “Reforma migratoria de 2014: ‘LA ACTUALIZACIÓN’ para el martes 27 de Mayo.” Given the most recent developments, are we getting any closer to immigration reform?
Lisa Sharon Harper, Director of Mobilizing, Sojourners:
Real stories of real people are often lost in the punditry and politicking that surround the issue of immigration reform on Capitol Hill. On June 4th, the Evangelical Immigration Table will debut its new film The Stranger. This power-packed documentary reveals the diverse stories of three families. All have struggled to navigate the current immigration system. All have faced difficult decisions, grave pain, and heavy financial burden. The Stranger reveals the faith journey traversed by every-day immigrant families ensnared within our nation’s broken system. Produced by Emmy award-winning filmmaker Linda Midgett, the 45-minute film is an excellent tool for Christian communities committed to biblical teaching on immigration and immigrants. Available to churches across the country, interested parties can click here to sign-up to host a screening and panel discussion! Every screening will remind the pundits and politicians in Washington to focus, as people of faith are doing, on the real people suffering under the weight of our outdated system.
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You can learn more about the issues by reading two interviews with someone personally impacted by America’s broken immigration system, Jessica Colotl. Also, don’t forget that you can subscribe to this blog by adding your email address to the box at the top left of this page.