On the World Day of Migrants and Refugees the Pope stated: Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity.... They are children, women and men who leave or who are forced to leave their homes for various reasons, who share a legitimate desire for knowing and having, but above all for being more.
The Franciscan Action Network (FAN) is hosting a 5-minute documentary on its website, "Apple Forecast: Immigration Reform," by filmmaker Kathryn Smith Pyle. The film features two women impatient for a change. One, the treasurer of her multi-generational family farm corporation, describes her business and how dependent she is on the workers, whose skill and motivation she admires. The second woman, who came from Mexico nearly 20 years ago, is a supervisor in a processing plant and active in her church; she is recognized for her leadership ability, but without documents her contribution to her community is limited and her children's educational opportunities are uncertain.
Intended for Americans of every political persuasion, this short film is a great tool for promoting discussion and understanding of a complex issue. View the film here.