A lot was made in this election year of Mitt Romney’s “self-deportation” strategy with regards to immigration enforcement. While the policy itself certainly had its origins in fantasyland, and the general attitude of the GOP certainly played a crit
ical role in the outcome of the 2012 presidential elections, Mitt Romney’s own personal connections to one of the United States’ largest supplier of immigrants was overlooked by many.
Such was not the case with Eddie Andrus. His piece on the Mexican roots of Mitt’s family was Inform U.S. Citizens’ most viewed post
of the year.
The election is over, and Mitt’s time in the spotlight has passed. While this piece us very personal to Mitt Romney’s life, it also represents a far deeper, and more important idea. The cultural, political, economic and social integration of the United States and Mexico have been wrought by the exchange of the two nations’ peoples. It cannot be reversed simply by building a fence or even through comprehensive legislation.
As seen in the genealogy of a recent presidential candidate, the people of the United States and Mexico have a long history. It is a story that cannot be adequately
explained in black and white.
Just something to think about. Congratulations Eddie for having Inform U.S. Citizens’ most viewed post of 2012.
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Documentary Teaser: Arkansas from EthicsDaily on Vimeo.
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.
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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.
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