Recovering the Human Faces of Immigration in the US South

Recovering the Human Faces of Immigration in the US South

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March 13, 2017

We are pleased to announce the release of “Recovering the Human Face of Immigration in the US South.” The report is a joint collaboration between the Program for Immigration, Religion, and Social Change (PIRSC) at the University of Florida’s Center for Latin American Studies and the Jesuit Social Research Institute (JSRI) at Loyola University
New Orleans.

In the face of unyielding, uncivilized, and dehumanizing public discourse about immigration and immigration reform, this report seeks to offer faith leaders alternative ways of framing the conversation around these issues. The report is based on a series of guided conversations with religious leaders from a range of Christian faith traditions who have been facilitating fruitful grassroots experiences of inter-cultural exchange, accompaniment and hospitality, and advocacy for immigrant justice. On the basis of these guided conversations, this report offers interested religious and civic leaders and their organizations effective strategies to tackle the challenges of immigration integration and advocacy, not only at the level of the pew and grassroots but also at the level of policy.

You can access and download a PDF version of the report Here.

If you would like a hard copy please e-mail your address to:

Patricia Alba at patricia@latam.ufl.edu 


Philip J. Williams, Director
Center for Latin American Studies
University of Florida