Immigration and Welcoming the Stranger ft. Ashley Feasley

Did you know that the Catholic Church is the number one resettler of refugees worldwide?! I sure didn't. But honestly, there's a LOT I don't know about immigration, refugee services, and asylum-seeking. That's why I'm so thankful for today's guest, Ashley Feasley. Ashley is the Policy Director of Migration Services for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and she broke down what's going on at the border in an easy-to-understand way. We also chatted about why immigration is a Catholic issue, whether or not sex trafficking at the border is currently a big problem, and how to keep our Catholic perspective when everyone's trying to shove each other into a "Republican" or "Democrat" box. It was truly a joy to learn from Ashley and I hope you enjoy our conversation. Don't forget to head here and tune into our minisode with immigration lawyer Mitzi Hellmer as well. 

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Topics discussed:

  • How Ashley wound up at the USCCB
  • Why she thinks immigration is a Catholic issue, not a partisan one
  • Her take on what's happening at the border
  • What the average Catholic woman can do to help
  • How she keeps her perspective in our politicized world

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