Recovering the Human Face of Immigration in the U.S. South
Created By: Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola University New Orleans
“Recovering the Human Face of Immigration in the U.S. South” is a joint collaboration between the Program for Immigration, Religion, and Social Change (PlRSC) at the University of Florida’s Center for Latin American Studies and the Jesuit Social Research Institute (JSRI) at Loyola University New Orleans.
In the face of unyielding, uncivilized, and dehumanizing public discourse about immigration and immigration reform, this report seeks to offer faith leaders alternative ways of framing the conversation around these issues. The report is based on a series of guided conversations with religious leaders from a range of Christian faith traditions who have been facilitating fruitful grassroots experiences of inter-cultural exchange, accompaniment and hospitality, and advocacy for immigrant justice. On the basis of these guided conversations, this report offers interested religious and civic leaders and their organizations’ effective strategies to tackle the challenges of immigration integration and advocacy, not only at the level of the pew and grassroots but also at the level of policy.
The report was made possible by a generous grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.