A More Welcoming Country

A More Welcoming Country

When President Biden was elected as the 46th President of the United States, faith-based advocacy partners created migration policy recommendations to send to the incoming Administration. 100 days in, progress has been made, but there is still much work to be done to build a country that is more welcoming.

Honoring Cannonball Moments in the Year of Ignatius

Cannonball moments are experiences that force us to stop how we are living and invite us to live in a new way. What is your cannonball moment?

A Faith That Builds

"I think God has given us a whole bunch of LEGO pieces, and we’re being invited to imagine something new—and then commissioned to build it."

Miracles at Oak Flat: Brophy College Prep’s Native American Club’s Run for Indigenous Rights and Environmental Justice

Called by an Ignatian faith that does justice, the Brophy College Prep Native American Club ran 188 miles to Oak Flat, a site sacred to the San Carlos Apache and other tribes, under threat by attempts to mine a vast copper deposit directly under the site.

The American Dream & Promise Act: It Feels Like Déjà Vu

On Thursday, March 18, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021—but for many DACA recipients, this feels like déjà vu.

Real Needs, Not Fictitious Crises Account for the Situation at U.S.-Mexico Border

The real immigration crisis is not at the border, but in the failure of the federal government to address causes of migration, immigration policy, the realities of long-tenured undocumented U.S. residents, and asylum and immigration court system reform and investment. These real needs can be met, but it will require much more than the normal political grandstanding.

The Desi Project: Jesuit High School Portland Student Empower South Asian Teenagers in the U.S.

ISN spoke with founders of the The Desi Project, a non-profit organization established by four students at Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon in 2020. The organization is centered on empowering South Asian teenagers to share and feel proud of their culture.

Dreams Have No Borders

Titan Dreamers, a community of students from the University of Detroit Mercy who have all been impacted by DACA or are part of mixed-status families, planned an implemented the school's first Undocu-Student Week.

Lenten Food Waste Fast Update

This Lent, people around the world have been saying farewell to food waste through ISN’s Lenten Food Waste Fast.

SaveAsylum: Resiliency, Agency, & Hope from Desperation

Out of their desperation, migrants on the U.S.-Mexico border have carved out their own agency and activism through the SaveAsylum movement.

Your Story is Love

An old-school game of M.A.S.H. serves as a reminder of the power of the stories we tell, particularly as parents guiding our children to imagine, tell, and live their authentic stories.

Black Immigrant Advocacy Week of Action

Black immigrants are often overlooked during conversations about immigrants and the realities they face.

From a Dream to a Promise: “America United”

From Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, dream to Joe Biden's promise, unity is our strength. Unity is what gives dignity to love. Unity is the action that moves the will to love. 

Keeping Up the Pressure

We must keep advocating, keep putting the pressure on the new Biden Administration and Congress to work toward humane immigration reform.

Discernment & Racial Justice: A Q&A with Teresa Marie Cariño

ISN spoke with Teresa Marie Cariño about a new project, Discernment Series: Racial Justice, utilizing the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius as a framework for discerning how one can work for racial justice in their life.

#SaveAsylum: Dignity and Safety for All

"I hope that, as a result of this movement, immigrants' voices will not be silenced; that all of us are provided help, no exceptions, as we are all humans and have the same rights."

And So We Wait

Waiting—with holy patience and holy impatience—is Advent’s call to us. 
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A Call to Creative Openness: Hope for Asylum Seekers & Refugees in 2021

May the Biden-Harris administration heed the words of Pope Francis and encourage our nation to “develop a creative openness to others"—and may we reaffirm our commitment to advocating in solidarity with the immigrant and refugee community. 

Lessons from a Student Organizer During Covid-19

Being an organizer during a pandemic is hard. Remember to explore your options, be creative, and take care of yourself.
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America is a nation of immigrants? Not precisely.

The often idealized American immigrant story that involves invoking the elusive “American dream” omits the experience Black and Indigenous people in the U.S.