Immigration has always been about the migration of people from place to place throughout history, whether by choice or by coercion. What is not as talked about in the public mind is the migration of what people bring with them; ideas, beliefs, diseases, goods, and services. Religion is one of the major ideas that get passed along when humans migrate from one place to another. With every stop, the Religion’s belief system and ritual practices spread and change to fit the culture that our migrant moved to. Thus, the story of migration tends to also share a story with religion and its evolution.
Creating a culture to engage the next generation is what every church is seeking after. The chart on page 118 just simply reveals the difference between essential church which reach this age group and the nonessential churches which don’t. At this point it would have been valuable information to share some specifics ways to engage the young adults and not just more statistics. For example, when the information was shared about the pastor sermon being more relevant or the churches were more welcoming. What specific steps did the church take to create a welcoming environment? How was the pastor’s sermons more relevant? These and the answers to similar questions certainly would have benefited the practitioner in developing methods to equipping his church to engage the young adult. I understand that this type of book is research, more leaders in the church are familiar with the date for we see it every weed end. It would greatly enhance this work to go along with the statistic steps the church have taken to engage and reach the next
What’s one of the main actions of a religious person, regardless of either being Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, or Baptist? Going to church, of course! However, there are some Catholics that don’t attend Holy Mass, which is the Catholic’s version of “church”. Many Catholics and Christians, over the years, have gradually declined to attend every Sunday Mass. Priests and clergy, as well as the Catholic Church Herself, have tried to institute the importance of attending Mass every Sunday. If only all of the unfaithful, Christians, and Catholics knew the value and importance of our obligatory Sunday Mass, surely then they would live up to the obligation. Every Catholic, devout or obscure, should be attending Mass every Sunday in order to follow God’s law, to give thanks for God’s goodness, and to receive God’s graces.
Going to church was always an important thing on my dad's side of the family. Any and every holiday, we were there – same row, same pew. I was a kid, and kids have to do what their parents told them to, and going to
In terms of accessibility, elderly Latinos forgo doctor visits even though they are Medicare insured because they cannot cover out-of-pocket costs. Similarly, low finances make impose difficulties in paying for transportation. Like other minority groups, elderly Latinos have to rely solely on Social Security, with only 20% of them having private pension and 27% having income from assets, compared to a higher 43% and 67%, respectively, in non-Latino groups (Wallace). The low finance elderly Latinos experience results from overrepresentation in low-wage jobs that don’t offer retirement benefits (Wallace)..
There are two types of migrants, especially families, that have been affected by IIRIRA, legal migrants and illegal migrants. It is the different treatment of these two migrants under the law for family reunification benefits that create a hierarchy of mixed status families, which prioritizes wealthier, fairer and better educated migrants over those who are low-income, non-white and less educated. The profiles legal migrant spouses, such visa-overstaying and legal permanent residents, are vastly different than the profiles of undocumented spouses entering the border illegally. Migrants seeking any type of temporary visa for the US is required to prove sufficient funds to cover all costs of the trip and intent to depart after the completion of one’s trip (Bureau of Consular Affairs).
Dating as far back as the revolution, Americans have always rallied around the concept of change. Occupy Wall Street, though a unorganized protest, has successfully created a stir throughout the nation by demanding modifications to society. Among the many appeals, the demonstration insist on “open borders migration” which would enable easier immigration between countries, in this case it would be Mexico and the United States. Republicans and Democrats are split on how correctly solve this seemingly unsolvable issue. The Republican Party is in no way attempting to meet this demand; however, the Democratic Party’s is trying to implement reforms in the immigration process, which is a step towards accomplishing the protest’s goal. I believe that the best way to meet Occupy Wall Street’s demand is to have a mix of the two parties’ solution. This conflict between the two parties is significant because it can lead to a complete halt in creating a solution.
Immigrants all around the world come to the United States. Most people who immigrated to the U.S. come from Mexico because they want to work to send money back home to their families. Some immigrants leave their countries because they want to live in another place. One of the worst reasons immigration happens is because of forced removal. Young immigrants come to school to enhance their future to start a new life here because of war or the economy in their country. About 11.4 million undocumented immigrants residing in the U.S. paid $11,840,943,000 in state and local taxes in 2012.
I work for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in Derby Line, Vermont. Most Americans live and die without ever venturing beyond the border of our country. Conversely, up here there are many businesses and many individuals that transit the border on a regular or sporadic basis for commerce, leisure, tourism, or family reasons. Life in the border region is totally different from what most people experience in the interior of the country.
One of the hottest topics of the past number of years is the topic of immigration. The number of times that immigration policies and effects has been brought up in both political and personal conversation is astronomical. The topic, as beat to death as it is, must be understood in a more comprehensive way. People must understand the forces driving people to migrate. Overall, there are many roots that lead to migration into the United States, many of which are valid and the processes of these migrations can and should be improved.
A family in poverty, seeking to escape their country, travel north to earn United States citizenships in order to achieve refuge. By the time they commute to the border, he realizes he must wait for his family to be allowed legal entrance into the United States. Soon enough, a professional-looking woman approaches the man, offering costly visas, but for a relatively small price. Sparking the family with relief and hope, their dream might actually come true. Over time, the family successfully settled in America, prepared to apply themselves for work. Within three months, the man receives a call from an immigration control agency, only to be notified that there is a problem with their visas. Only days later, the entire family is sent and deported
With origins that can be traced to the mid-nineteenth century, migration from Mexico to the United States has constituted the greatest consistent movement of migrant labor encompassing both the previous and current centuries. There have been a number of periodizations of this history, including one consisting of basic timeframes, which are 1900 to 1930, 1942 to 1964, and the 1980s to the present. This chronological approach focuses on industrial enterprises and/or economic policies originating from the U.S. enacted with the acquiescence of elites in Mexico. The guest worker program agreed to by Mexico and the United States known as the Bracero Program (1942 to 1964) increased the border area population and significantly has impacted the
The smell of cardboard boxes and sticky fingers from tape were two of the things I dreaded most throughout my childhood. And although I despised it all, it consistently made its way throughout my household every five years. Each feeling like the world was crashing down around me, making these moves one of the biggest obstacles I have ever faced.
We’re late. It’s nothing out of the ordinary. We live three minutes away, yet every weekend we manage to be running late for Sunday morning mass. It’s always been this way, but my family doesn’t seem to want to change that habit, even if it means that we might get stuck with the worst seats: the ones in the front row. My friends don’t spend their Sunday mornings waking up early to put on their fancy Sunday dresses, a lot of them never had to. Majority of my friends’ families spend their Sunday mornings packing coolers with ice teas and musubis for the beach, or are able to sleep in until one o’clock in the afternoon. That was never the case for me; I’ve spent all my Sundays waking up early to attend service at a place where I am able to call my other home, my church. It’s the hospitality and the community, generally, the acts of love that make me feel welcomed.