We continue to see immigration reform making headlines, as last week the press pounced on an incomplete, leaked version of a White House immigration bill. I’m happy, meanwhile, to include a wide range of pieces in this week’s Top Picks. I’d especially like to spotlight Annaluisa Padilla’s call for the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and Rev. Stephanie Crowder’s musings on scripture and immigration reform.
- In her analysis for Immigration Impact, “Putting the White House Immigration Reform Proposal into Perspective,” Mary Giovagnoli breaks down the leaked White House bill, calling on the Senate to provide more details of their own plan.
- Annaluisa Padilla’s piece “Our Lady Liberty Still Stands as a Beacon of Freedom” reiterates the importance of VAWA to immigrant women, calling for its swift passage by the House.
- Rev. Stephanie Crowder, in her commentary for Sojourners, “On Scripture: We’ll Walk Hand in Hand,” explores the biblical understanding of borders and foreignness and its impact on the relationship between Black America and immigration reform.
- In her post for America’s Voice, Pili Tobar announces the Alliance for Citizenship’s new campaign to win citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in America today.
Please email me or leave me a comment if you have any suggestions or thoughts on this week’s Top Picks. Thank you for taking the time to visit our blog, and I look forward to bringing you the best online commentary on immigration and refugee issues every Monday here on Redefining Welcome.