Charlotte Frantz speaks at St. Scholastica about America's immigration history

Farmworkers pick bokchoy in a field
Farmworkers pick bokchoy in a field on Jan. 22 in Calexico, Calif. President Joe Biden has unveiled an immigration reform proposal offering an eight-year path to citizenship for some 11 million immigrants in the U.S. illegally as well as green cards to upwards of a million DACA recipients and temporary protected status to farmworkers already in the United States.
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The Alworth Center for the Study of Peace and Justice at the College of St. Scholastica established a lecture series about immigration, and the most recent speaker is from Duluth, Minn.

Charlotte Frantz is a United Church of Christ minister, and an activist with the Interfaith Committee for Migrant Justice in Duluth. She titled her talk, "For Whom is the American Dream? Immigration, Racism, and Welcome."

Frantz says racism is embedded in America's complex and difficult immigration history. All living beings will migrate, she says, to live and to thrive. It's a natural phenomenon.

Rev. Frantz says caring for immigrants is a sacred responsibility for people of all faith traditions.

Frantz spoke — by remote connection — on March 4.

NPR’s Tom Gjelten spoke as part of this series as well and you can hear his talk here.

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