Charissa Crotts

Charissa is a graduate of the World Journalism Institute and a reporter for WORLD.

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A revival of the ‘sanctuary church’ movement

Compassion | Congregations that protect illegal immigrants walk a fine legal line
by Charissa Crotts
Posted 12/12/18, 04:59 pm

On Nov. 23, Samuel Oliver-Bruno emerged from the basement of the City Well United Methodist Church in Durham, N.C., for the first time in 11 months. A small crowd of church members accompanied the Mexican national to an appointment with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), where he was arrested and later deported.

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Sex trafficking law has unintended consequences

Compassion | Police and experts say the business has moved back out to the streets
by Charissa Crotts
Posted 12/05/18, 04:57 pm

Recent government efforts to curb sex trafficking might have also caused setbacks to the effort to help victims, police and rescue groups said.

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Medicaid-ing red states

Compassion | Midterm results show conservatives softening toward Obamacare
by Charissa Crotts
Posted 11/14/18, 03:34 pm

In last week’s midterm elections, three more red states voted to expand Medicaid, demonstrating that Americans are making their peace with meager healthcare.

When President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act in 2010, Republicans protested the cost and the retreat from free market principles. But as years passed and no viable alternatives appeared, more became willing to accept federal funding that will swell the ranks of Medicaid recipients.

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