No matter where you go, the debate continues. What do we do about immigration reform? There are an estimated ten to twelve million illegal immigrants in the United States and rising. People of faith in the North American church find themselves on varying ends of this political hurricane. Depending on perspectives, people pray for God to respond in different ways.
Although the immigration issue encompasses more than immigrants from Mexico, it is this population I mainly see in the spotlight. Among other things, I’ve noticed this debate conveyed as a threat to the American way of life, specifically with regard to language and culture. There are countless political terms one could toss around, such as human rights, economics, welfare, and national security. I could join in, and try to sound like a very well informed expert on the matter. I am no expert, and this is no call to action.
Instead, for this very personal post, I simply want to share with you a letter written by my ten year-old daughter Angel about her family.