Can a 3-Year Old Represent Herself in Immigration Court? This Judge Thinks So.

This article originally appeared in the Washington Post at http://wpo.st/IliK1. A senior Justice Department official is arguing that 3- and 4-year-olds can learn immigration law well enough to represent themselves in court, staking out an unconventional position in a growing debate over whether immigrant children facing deportation are entitled to taxpayer-funded attorneys. Jack H. Weil, a longtime … More Can a 3-Year Old Represent Herself in Immigration Court? This Judge Thinks So.

U.S. Franciscans Endorse Franciscan Common Ground

As a collaboration between the different members of the Franciscan Family, Franciscan Common Ground has gathered the support of many religious communities and key partner organizations. The Provincial Ministers of the seven OFM Provinces of the United States of America have recently issued a letter of endorsement for this important and timely conference. The letter reads, … More U.S. Franciscans Endorse Franciscan Common Ground

Reflection: Walk for Peace and Justice in New York City

On the evening of Thursday, March 3, several friars, including George Camacho, OFM, Ramon Razon, OFM, Julian Jagudilla, OFM, Stephen Mimnaugh, OFM, and myself, organized a “Walk for Peace and Justice” in New York City. During this meditative, silent walk, we prayed for immigrants’ rights and an end to racism. Carrying signs that read, “Christians … More Reflection: Walk for Peace and Justice in New York City