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By: Roy Naim
Yes, I am jumping on the bandwagon. It seems like the popular thing to do now that we all have a case of LINSANITY.
Pretty cool eh? Forget the fact that he is an Asian American, a Harvar
d kid and all that good stuff.
I have a different take on this. It is the “what if” take. Just think about it. What if Jeremy never had a chance to play. What if the Knicks decided forget it, we won’t put him up.
Would we have a case of Linsanity? Of course not.
Two things took place here: Knicks gave him a chance and Lin stepped up to the court big time.
Scary thought really. Gives us a huge responsibility in life. It tells us we must give people a chance, we must allow them to step up, to give it a go and if we don’t, would we ever know how great it could have been? Continue reading
the United States there exists a lag time between public opinion and policy action. The lag time may be a good thing or it may be a bad thing. For example the current sentiment in Alabama is to repeal many of the parts to the immigration policy which has been so harsh. The lag time has made it so the legislation is still in effect even if people have decided it should go. In other cases the lag time has created such a disconnect between the legislation creation or changes and what the current attitudes of the public are. The time which currently does exist does however protect the states from continually having sweeping changes in legislation. I do wonder though if people simply accept the status quo in regards to having legislation policies that seem outdated or if they will continue to push to make our law makers more in tune with those whom they are making laws for.
The detention of migrants is a multi-billion dollar industry in America, one in which immigrants are traded like products and are for sale to the highest bidder. The Private Correctional facilities are the ones benefiting with profits close to $5 billion dollars annually… Continue reading
Gospel Without Borders brings more light and less heat to the issue of immigration. It separates myth from fact, examines what the Bible says about treatment of the “stranger,” shows the experiences of documented and undocumented immigrants, and provides handles for Christians to advance the common good.
The documentary highlights stories in five states: Arizona, Arkansas, North Carolina, Alabama and Iowa. Some stories break the heart. Others inspire the spirit. Still others challenge the mind. But all come together and show that the Christian gospel is indeed without borders.
Information Courtesy EthicsDaily.com
I was really excited when learning more about this documentary to see that it was created partly here in Arkansas. Inform US Citizens will be purchasing a copy of the DVD and look forward to seeing this great project.
This is an email I received that I thought was a great cause and wanted to pass it on.
This past summer, I wrote an essay detailing my life as an undocumented immigrant. In telling a very personal and specific story my aim was to illuminate a greater universal truth about our broken immigration system.
Years in the making, this broken system impacts not just millions of immigrants who live in the shadows of a country we love and call home. The dysfunction and inaction also impacts countless honest American citizens — from principals to pastors, coaches to classmates — who have answered a moral calling in helping immigrants in various sectors of society. Together, undocumented immigrants like me and the citizens who aid us are increasingly telling the truth about our broken system.
Now, we need your help.
We want to know how do YOU define American? Starting today, we are asking YOU to share your story with us via video, photo, audio or text through our new story tool:
Hundreds have already shared their stories about their experiences with our broken immigration system, and our goal is now to collect 500 more stories within the next week.
A wide array of people from all walks of life — many of them recognizable – are among the first participants to “define American.” These stories are incredibly moving, and demonstrate the power of a story.
Julie Erfle, is the wife of Nick Erfle, a Phoenix police officer, her high school sweetheart, who was shot and killed by a previously deported undocumented immigrant in September 2007. Nick’s death helped spark the anti-immigrant wave in Arizona, culminating in the passage and signing of SB1070 last year. People expected Julie, a white middle class woman, to ride the wave. Instead, she has called for the need for consensus and finding common ground — for humanity.
You can hear her tell her own story, and share your own here:
The following questions may help focus your thoughts for your story:
Every day undocumented Americans and our allies are “coming out,” sharing their stories and organizing within their social networks. By telling the truth — by telling and sharing our stories — we are standing up for justice, and for each other. Can you join us and share your story?
How do YOU define American?
Thank you in advance for sharing your story,