Breaking the Chains: Link By Link – Immigration / Labor Trafficking

Section 2:  Resources to Learn more about the Topic

Just Women, Vol. 5, Issue 3, Summer 2013, “How Did This Happen?:  Human Trafficking and the Laws That Make It Possible,” by Tana Liu-Beers, Immigration Legal Consult with Refugee & Immigration Ministries, pp. 10-11. There are a limited number of copies available for purchase.

“Living As Spirit Blessed Communities” is a 7-day set of devotions by Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley, Disciples Home Missions Refugee & Immigration Ministries Director.  Devotions also correspond with a series of seven issues briefs that cover the following immigration topics:

  • Refugees, asylees, and survivor of domestic violence
  • Workers’ rights
  • The Root Causes of Migration
  • A path to citizenship
  • U.S.-Mexico border policies
  • Immigration enforcement
  • Family Unity

“Rape in the Fields:  The Hidden Story of Rape on the Job”, a PBS Frontline Univision documentary, available on DVD or UTube.

“De-Bunking Myths of Child & Family Immigration from Central America” and “Responses by Jesuits to Child Migration Crisis,” Jesuits and the White House Office on Latin America.

“How to Protect Refugees and Prevent Abuse at the Border” by Human Rights First.  FACT SHEET:  June 2014.

Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) from Refugee Council USA

About Unaccompanied Children’s Services from HHS, Office of Refugee Resettlement

Migrant Youth, Transnational Families, and the State:  Care and Contested Interests by Lauren Heidbrink.  Penn Press, University of Pennsylvania.

Visit Refugee & Immigration Ministries (RIM) web page for a program, to sign-up for newsletter updates and to link with newest resources.  Call or email Rev. Dr. Sharon Stanley-Rea, RIM Director,; 202-957-7826 (cell).  Our office is located in National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle, Washington, DC  20005.