It isn’t all that often that Shavuot and Memorial Day intersect so closely. While in my Jewish tradition Shavuot (Pentecost in Christianity derives its origins from Shavuot- the day following the counting of 49 days (the Hebrew means Weeks- for it is a week of weeks that gets you 49) for the gathering of the winter grain harvest in ancient Israel). 2,027 more words
Tags » Undocumented Immigrants
By Arthur DeVitalis (Originally published 4/8/15)
House Bill 1403 passed through the Senate with zero “no” votes in 2001. Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed the bill into law and since, the law provides access for tertiary level education students who can’t afford rising college costs with a non-citizen status. 352 more words
Undocumented immigrants in the United States take advantage of laws that allow them to work legally as their own employers, which in turn helps them support themselves and improves the country’s economy. 297 more words
This evening I received an email from the Texas Organizing Project. It contained the graphic below.
Greg Abbott of Texas, our recently elected governor, is obviously opposed to providing safety, security, and hope to undocumented immigrants who come to Texas seeking a safer and more secure place to live, rear their families, and better their futures.
“I had family and deep roots on both sides of the border and my deepest instinct was always to search for ways to build bridges between our two cultures, languages and countries.” – Rudy Ruiz, Mexican-American author, advocate, social entrepreneur. 77 more words