Media Center Pick of the Week: “Posada, A Night to Cross All Borders.”

 

Amid incendiary public discourse, we are called to consider immigration reform according to the demands of Christian conscience. One resource for forming my conscience has been the Archdiocese of Los Angeles website: http://cardinalrogermahonyblogsla.blogspot.com/. This week we feature “Posada, A Night to Cross All Borders.”

 

Amid incendiary public discourse, we are called to consider immigration reform according to the demands of Christian conscience. One resource for forming my conscience has been the Archdiocese of Los Angeles website: http://cardinalrogermahonyblogsla.blogspot.com/. This week we feature “Posada, A Night to Cross All Borders.” In English with Spanish subtitles, this 57 minute DVD brings us inside the lives of three young adults who fled impoverished circumstances in Central America as teenagers. Detained by immigration officials for several months between 1999 and 2002, their stories are emblematic of thousands of children crossing America’s borders annually. Juxtaposed with scenes from traditional Advent Las Posadas processions – in which the community joins the Holy Family’s perilous journey for shelter – this award-winning documentary by Jesuit Father Mark McGregor invites us into an examination of conscience concerning American immigration law. This DVD advocates modification of federal barriers against education and work for undocumented young people. The primary legislation for this limited reform is the Dream Act. In a statement of support for the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act, Archbishop Thomas Wenski said that “the DREAM Act would give these young people an opportunity to meet their potential and to fully contribute to our society. This is not only good for them but good for our country.” For current background information, please visit: http://www.justiceforimmigrants.org/documents/dream-act-backgrounder.pdf. Search related resources with the key word: immigration @ https://www.orlandodiocese.org/media_center/media_center.php  or call Dan Hardester or Diane Gallagher@ 407-246-4895 (or 4897).