What would Jesus do? A serious question

The country where I live is far from perfect, but it is, from what I can see, providing support during this massive crisis to anyone within its borders, as best it can. The government is providing subsidies to families in Costa Rica who do not have a way to eat – regardless of their immigrationContinue reading “What would Jesus do? A serious question”

The power of immigrant vision

Founders’ Day remarks delivered at The Derryfield School, Manchester, New Hampshire, May 19, 2017. Thank you, Dr. Carter, the Founders, Mr. Sanborn, and everyone who played any part in helping me get me back to Derryfield today, including my parents, who made the drive from Eastport, Maine. The list of reasons we love Derryfield isContinue reading “The power of immigrant vision”

‘Nothing is black and white: there’s a lot of gray’

How old were you when you became an adult? Were you 16? 15? How about 10? That’s the question the Youth Sentencing and Reentry Project poses at the start of one of videos. I’d say 25, I thought to myself, only half-joking. The idea went on to haunt me. The number 25, along with theContinue reading “‘Nothing is black and white: there’s a lot of gray’”

‘Don’t be the one clipping your own wings’

Read more Shadow Cabinet interviews here. Step one if you want to interview Mariana Santos? Figure out where in the world she is. And no, following her on Facebook won’t help much. As the driving force between a growing international network of journalists, she’s not only traveling constantly to trainings and events, but also sharingContinue reading “‘Don’t be the one clipping your own wings’”

‘Making calls is the gateway drug to political involvement’

Every woman I’ve spoken to for this series is busy by definition. But in the case of Laura Moser, I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that I can hear the time pressure in her voice over the phone – understandable for a woman who is surely experiencing one of the busiest times inContinue reading “‘Making calls is the gateway drug to political involvement’”

‘Before you say you want to help, say you want to learn’

Allegra Love doesn’t mince words. It’s obvious from the pace and passion of her speech that she doesn’t waste time, either. The immigration lawyer can’t afford to, not with her clients depending on her – plus the onslaught of “thousands of emails” and calls since the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, just oneContinue reading “‘Before you say you want to help, say you want to learn’”