Publications + Reports

Institute staff and collaborators disseminate their research and analysis and education on Institute core issues of race, poverty, and migration, their interconnections, and Catholic Social Teaching through a variety of publications and reports:

The JustSouth E-News is published in months in which our JustSouth Quarterly is not published, usually six to seven times a year. It usually includes articles by the staff, links to new reports and releases from regional and national sources on race, poverty, and migration, upcoming Institute events, and occasional “action alerts” about pressing social policy matters. View archives »

The JustSouth Quarterly is the principle journal for in-depth research and writing of the Institute staff and collaborators. It reflects our research, analysis and education, as well as content from our periodic conferences and events. View archives »

In addition, the Institute publishes occasional issue papers, the texts of addresses by the staff and colleagues, and JSRI conference documents as free-standing reports to supplement our regular publications. View archives »

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E-Newsletter: "We Belong to Each Other": Forgetting Our Oneness at a Town Hall Meeting

In late August last year, two months after the U.S. Senate had passed a bipartisan immigration reform bill, I attended a Town Hall meeting called by Congressman Steve Scalise. 

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Quarterly: Honduran Agony

In mid- September, JSRI Associate Mary Baudouin joined a U.S. Jesuit Conference delegation for a week of traveling across Honduras to learn about the political and social problems confronting that Central American country of 8.3 million people. 

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Quarterly: Border Visions and Immigration Reform

Migration theologian Fr. Daniel Groody suggests that the U.S.-Mexico border is more than an imaginary dividing line between two countries. Rather, a complex history and conflicting prerogatives have resulted in a border between “national security and human insecurity, sovereign rights and human rights, civil law and natural law, and citizenship and discipleship.”

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Quarterly: In Praise of Newcomers

A major criticism leveled against recent newcomers to the United States is that they are “takers” creating an economic drain on the nation. Not only are they takers, critics lament, but also categorically “illegal,” echoing past racist associations of criminality with African-Americans and many other people of color.

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E-Newsletter: Let Us Count the Reasons…

There are many good reasons to support the comprehensive immigration reform bill, S. 744, introduced by a bi-partisan group of Senators (the Gang of Eight) April 16 and voted out of the Senate with strong bi-partisan support (68 to 32) on June 27.

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Report: ¿Personas desechables? Reflexión jesuita sobre la migración en el siglo 21

Es interesante observar las distintas reacciones que recibo dependiendo de si le digo a la gente que practico derechos humanos o si les digo que practico derechos de inmigración. La gente generalmente asocia positivamente el concepto de los derechos humanos. Sin embargo, la palabra o el tema de la inmigración no parece obtener la misma reacción.

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E-Newsletter: New Hope for Immigrants

Finally there appears to be a way for millions of undocumented immigrants in the U.S., the majority of who have lived here for more than ten years and have strong family and community ties,  to earn legalization and eventually citizenship.

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Quarterly: Immigration Reform in Retrospect

Salvador and Maribel Tejeda, immigrants from Honduras who have called the New Orleans area home for 33 years, are proud of the life they have built for themselves and their family in the United States.

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E-Newsletter: Refining the Numbers

As the movement for comprehensive immigration gains momentum, it is important for advocates to have the most accurate data possible on the number of unauthorized immigrants in their respective states and the U.S as a whole.

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E-Newsletter: Strangers No Longer

The prospect for comprehensive immigration reform appears hopeful in 2013. Not only does 2013 mark the 10th anniversary of the landmark pastoral letter by the Catholic Bishops of Mexico and the United States, Strangers No Longer: Together on the Journey of Hope, but when asked about the focus for his second term, President Obama responded, “Fixing our broken immigration system is a top priority.”

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