New U.S. Supreme Court ruling helps puts back “justness in justice”

Forty-eight Colorado inmates serving life sentences for murders they committed as teenagers will get a new chance at freedom under a U.S. Supreme Court….   Read full article


As Asylum Seekers Swap Prison Beds for Ankle Bracelets, Same Firm Profits

A NPR Morning Edition segment that discusses the money-making business of for-profit private prison ventures….…. Listen to segment

 


An Update on Arturo

This Denver Post article highlights Arturo Garcia’s life since leaving sanctuary earlier this summer…. Read full article


WeAreMenno: Rey de Gloria congregation tends needs of neighbors without documents

WeAreMenno: Rey de Gloria congregation tends needs of neighbors without documents Mennonite pastor believes more Christians should work with undocumented.  Read full article

 

 


Denver shifts prostitution policing to buyers in national initiative

Denver police are drastically shifting their strategy in tackling prostitution and sex trafficking, focusing more on busting buyers than arresting prostitutes who they often find were victims before they broke the law…  Read full article

 

 


 

Man lives in Denver church basement as debate over immigration rages

There are no bars on the windows of the church basement where Arturo Hernandez Garcia has lived since Oct. 21, when he sought sanctuary at Denver’s First Unitarian Church to escape deportation.

But for Garcia, 42, who entered the country illegally in 1999, life in the cheerfully painted room is a series of days and nights spent in confinement… Read full article.

 


 

A Denver Church Joins a Nationwide Movement to Provide Sanctuary to Undocumented Immigrants

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Locking up mothers and children

Menno World Review – Feb 16, 2015 by

“I cannot watch the boy die,” said Hagar as she left her son, Ishmael, under a bush (Gen. 21:16). They had been exiled and were wandering in the wilderness in search of a safe, new home. They had run out of water, and Hagar could not bear to watch her precious child die.

Hagar was a mother traveling with her young son, looking for refuge. Today, thousands of mothers with young children have arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border, similarly seeking refuge… Read full article.

Tammy Alexander is senior legislative associate in the Mennonite Central Committee U.S. Washington Office.

 

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