Episode 70: Immigration in America – Part 1

Treat others how you’d like to be treated – it’s the golden rule we can probably all agree on, right? We can also probably all agree that it’s much easier said than done, especially when it comes to divisive political topics. I’ve said it before with issues discussed on this show – when we make things out to be “political,” we lose sight of the heart of the matter. Specifically, humanity. So, let’s set aside our political alignments and policy beliefs as we learn together today on a very broken system in our country – immigration.

When Sarah Jackson signed up to take a trip to the US and Mexico border, she was mostly in it for the all-expenses-paid vacation she thought she’d be getting. Little did she know that this trip would not only change her views on immigration in America, but it would propel her into her life’s mission with her current organization. Case de Paz is going on 9 years now of serving immigrants and their families who have been detained in ICE facilities. The work that they do is simply amazing, but that’s not all that Sarah is here to share about today.

I asked Sarah to come on the show because I think immigration is something we all could stand to learn a little more about. Because it’s so often viewed solely as a political topic, many of us rely on politicians to be our sources of information and don’t truly understand the process that takes place. Today in Part 1, Sarah is sharing what it’s like to be an immigrant coming to the United States and she’s answering common questions like, “Why don’t immigrants just come here the legal way?” She takes a faith-based approach for much of what we discuss, and I think you’ll see why this is such a beautiful and important way to look at things.

No matter where you live or where you stand in your views, keep in mind that immigration is a global issue, not just one that America deals with. Education is the starting point for change when it comes to this topic and so many others, so keep your heart (and your ears) open as Sarah shares about her experiences and the stories of her friends with us! Oh, and make sure you tune back in for Part 2 next week where Sarah is sharing more about Casa de Paz and how we can get involved to make a difference in the lives of the disadvantaged. 

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“The House that Love Built” by Sarah Jackson:
https://www.casadepazcolorado.org/book

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