In this new documentary, SEAHEC Executive Director, Gail Emrick, gives her personal testimony on the root causes of migration and provides insight into what Americans can do about it. Through telling her personal experience, Ms. Emrick hopes to reveal “the true complexity of the immigration story,” Watch on YouTube.
Continuing construction of Trump’s border wall is unethical and irresponsible. It increases risk to our communities by ignoring emergency safety precautions - closure of non-essential businesses and social distancing - adding stress to our already overburdened local health care resources.
Given the proliferation of mass shootings and terrorist bombings, it is no wonder that untimely death may be on our minds. These heartbreaking and infuriating tragedies can trigger fear about going to public gatherings. Yet, the truth is that you are more likely to die at the hands of your intimate partner.
The year is 2017. In the basement of a local church in Tucson, Arizona, I helped a woman from Nebaj, Guatemala, try on a blue sweater—among clothes donated by church members. She had worn the same clothes (a magenta-colored sweatshirt and polyester pants, both now dirty and tattered) for over two weeks during her journey north.