by Rachel Tiven

Treating Strangers Justly

While cleaning my kitchen for Pesach this year, I took a break to email a friend. Because I run Immigration Equality, a non-profit organization that provides advice and representation to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV-positive immigrants, friends often ask me for immigration help. This one wanted advice for two young women — both graduates of local high schools who had come from Mexico as children. What could they do to get out of legal limbo and improve their lives? My reply: “Nothing.”

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Political Imperatives

The articles in this special section:

Rescue vs. Repairing the World

by Rabbi Jane Kanarek

Teetering on the Brink of Poverty

by Stefanie Greenberg

A Crisis for Caregivers

by Dara Silverman

A Roof of One’s Own

by Catherine Schneider

Treating Strangers Justly

by Rachel Tiven