By: James Porter*
Did you have tomatoes on your sandwich for lunch? Did you tell the employee at the deli to add extra onions? Maybe you will go home this evening and relax with a nice glass of California Chardonnay? It is likely that some, if not all of these items will have passed through the hands of an immigrant woman.
By: Julia Alanen*
Each year, approximately 1.4 million persons are physically assaulted by an intimate partner in the United States, according to the National Institute for Justice. Domestic violence can include physical, sexual, psychological, emotional or even financial abuse. It can occur in public or in private life. Domestic violence cuts across gender, race, ethnicity, age and socio-economic lines. The victim can be male or female, and a batterer can be the victim’s spouse, child, parent or other family member. Domestic violence can occur within the context of marriage, live-in family members, dating or in a non-intimate co-parenting relationship.
On Start of 2010 Census – CLINIC Urges Full Participation
This year, the U.S. Census has a BIG job. Starting January 25, it’s counting EVERYONE that lives in the United States. This only happens once every 10 years and it’s a big deal.
January 17, 2010 marks the 96th World Day of Migrants and Refugees. In a statement prepared for the day, Pope Benedict XVI said:
“I Now Pronounce You Husband and Wife” Undocumented Immigrants Struggle to Hear These Precious WordsFri, 08/14/2009 - 11:42am — Anonymous
The person is not only sacred but also social. How we organize our society in economics and politics, in law and policy directly affects human dignity and the capacity of individuals to grow in community. Marriage and the family are the central social institutions that must be supported and strengthened, not undermined. (USCCB, Themes of Catholic Social Teaching).
In our work to educate and increase awareness about the need for immigration reform, we have discovered a common thread. Tell someone about why he should support immigration reform and you may only be partially successful at convincing him of the need for immigration reform. Introduce him to an immigrant and let that immigrant tell the horrors of navigating the U.S.
On June 20, we celebrate World Refugee Day. It's a little known acknowledgment to individuals who display bravery and courage in the face of difficult circumstances. Talk to any individual that has had to flee their home and their story will offer a tiny glimpse into the strength that it must take to leave all that is familiar (even in the face of persecution) with no idea of your future. Yet, every year thousands do. The U.S.