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Yes, Immigration Is “A crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul,” But Not in the Way Trump Thinks

President Trump’s words are absolutely correct: “This is a humanitarian crisis, a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul.” But how he applies these words are absolutely incorrect.
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Waiting

As a pastoral counselor, I have sat with individuals and families who wait for years in the U.S. for an asylum decision. And so often I am reminded of the Advent season, the season of waiting, when I am with my clients.
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We Need to Value Their Desire to Make A Difference

On the first anniversary of the Trump Administration's decision to discontinue the DACA program, the words of DACA recipients in the Jesuit network challenge us to take action to build a society where the contributions of all are valued.