These days immigration policy is like a sea of shifting sand. While the laws may not have changed dramatically, the interpretation and application of them has changed substantially. For those whose lives are directly affected, namely immigrants and their families, life has taken on new uncertainties. Many people have lost visas they had for years or lost the opportunity to acquire green cards or citizenship because of these new developments. Top this off with a sense of fear and, in some instances, outright hostility, and immigrants are often left feeling unwanted, unwelcome, and unloved. … [Read more...]
Who is my neighbor? Where is my neighbor?
While the issue of immigration may have a highly political charge in our country right now, for Ciudad Nueva, immigration has a personal face. Some of our team at Ciudad Nueva have migrated to the United States. Immigrants are our neighbors. They are our friends. In addition, as a border city, we are accustomed to welcoming guests with open arms, making sure they enjoy the best food, and showing them all that is beautiful in El Paso. Making real connections with neighbors near and far The shifting sands of current immigration policies and divisive national conversations have left many in our … [Read more...]