A big part of shifting the collective mindset towards one of a more humane acceptance of immigrants is to remind ourselves of the lives and families that are at stake here. For those of us who are comfortable in our daily American lives, immigration can often feel removed, more of a policy choice than a hard-hitting reality.
Today's guest is David Rodriguez, Executive Director of Faith Ministry, a series of mutual aid stations in both Mexico and Texas near the border. David helps pool resources to families who are navigating the often daunting immigration process.
David and Nathan sit down to talk about what it's like to be on the front lines, what he sees as the obstacles many immigrants face, and how social capital and meeting people on their level is the best thing people can give their new neighbors.