The series about the true stories of American immigrants is being produced by America Ferrera. A survivor of Somalia’s civil war, Ilhan spent four trying years in a Kenyan refugee camp before moving to the United States with her family at age 12. Her story only gets more inspiring from there.
A descendant of Jews killed in the Holocaust who were denied entrance to the United States is among the people raising their voice against Trump’s proposed wall and Muslim immigration ban. And now the latest event in the resistance is the mass resignation of an entire team of government officials.
At International Community School in Decatur, GA, half of the students are immigrants or refugees. When Donald Trump was elected in November, several teachers and the principal worried that many of the kids would be sent back to their home countries. So a few parents and kids decided to make signs with welcoming messages and post them in front of the school as a show of solidarity.
Erie, Pennsylvania, a city of roughly 100,000 residents, contains seven food deserts. In these locations residents don’t have reasonable access to healthy, affordable food. But one refugee-run grocery story is reversing that trend.
Located in the heart of Erie in a 4,000-square-foot space that was previously inhabited by a music store, U.K. Supermarket opened in 2013 and has been selling more affordable vegetables, lentils and other foods. After living in refugee camps in Nepal for most of his life, the store’s founder, Pradip Upreti, moved to Erie in 2009 at age 20. Now he’s providing a much needed service.
An alarming portion of Americans support such discriminatory policies against refugees and Muslim immigrants. We spoke to David Bier, an immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute — an American libertarian think tank — and Robert McKenzie, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute, to shed light on five key misconceptions used by anti-immigration proponents to stoke fear of Muslims among the American people. Read more
Loud and clear: Jesus was a refugee (Matthew 2:13-23). Denying refugees into the country, is denying Christ entry into the country (Matthew 24:14). It is not the standard of the Lord to reject people based off their religion, race, nationality, or anything for that matter.