Christian and Democrat

Politics | A political strategist talks social justice, tribalism, and the Bible
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 12/12/19, 05:17 pm

Justin Giboney is an attorney and political strategist in Atlanta. He grew up in Colorado and attended Vanderbilt, where he was a defensive back on the football team. He was a Democratic National Convention delegate in 2012 and 2016 and is co-founder of the And Campaign. Here’s some of our discussion before a student audience, edited for space and flow.

How did football prepare you for politics? After I stopped playing football, I was looking for the rush of competition. Politics gave me the competition back.

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Life in a border camp

Immigration | Getting a firsthand look at an immigrant tent camp in Mexico
by Sophia Lee
Posted 11/27/19, 12:52 pm

Last week I made a trip to McAllen and El Paso, Texas, to meet with U.S. Border Patrol agents. In McAllen I met an agent who’s been serving in Border Patrol for 18 years. He told me something that I think underscores the real crisis at our border: The human cost of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), aka the “Remain in Mexico” policy.

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Asylum-seeker in limbo

Immigration | A 25-year-old Venezuelan hopes to find refuge in the United States, but tightening asylum rules have diminished his chances
by Sophia Lee
Posted 11/18/19, 11:41 am

Much of the focus regarding the border crisis has been on the spike in numbers of families and children crossing the border unlawfully between ports of entry. I’ve heard countless people ask, “Why don’t they do things the right way and present themselves at the port of entry?” 

Well, here’s a story of someone who tried to do everything the “right” way, and it may end up costing him his asylum case and even endanger his life.

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