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Immigration and Christian Ethics

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Benhabib, Seyla and Judith Resnik, eds. Migration and Mobilities: Citizenship, Borders and Gender. (New York University Press, 2009).

Brazal, Agnes and M. T. Davila, eds. Catholic Theological Ethics on the Migrations of Peoples: Living with(out) Borders. (Orbis Books, 2015).

Groody, Daniel G. and Giachinno Campese, eds. A Promised Land, A Perilous Journey: Theological Perspectives on Migration. (Notre Dame Press, 2008). 

Carens, Joseph H. The Ethics of Immigration. (Oxford University Press, 2013).

Heyer, Kristin. Kinship Across Borders: A Christian Ethic of Immigration. (Georgetown University Press, Moral Traditions series, 2012).

Hing, Bill Ong. Deporting our Souls: Values, Morality and Immigration Policy. (Cambridge University Press, 2006).

Hollenbach, David, SJ, ed. Driven from Home: Protecting the Rights of Forced Migrants. (Georgetown University Press, 2010).

Hollenbach, David, SJ, ed. Refugee Rights: Ethics Advocacy, and Africa. (Georgetown University Press, 2008).

Ngai, Mae M. Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America. (Princeton University Press, 2004).


James Carroll's article in The New Yorker, "The Radical Meaning of Pope Francis's Visit to Juárez."

Daniel Groody's article in America, "Deporting the Heart."

David Hollenbach's, SJ, article in America,  "The Rights of Refugees."

Kristin Heyer's article in Asian Horizons, “The Politics of Immigration and a Catholic Counternarrative: A Perspective from the United States."

Kristin Heyer's articles in Theological Studies, “Reframing Displacement and Membership: Ethics of Migration" and “Social Sin and Immigration: Good Fences make Bad Neighbors."

Kristin Heyer's article in Health Care Ethics USA, “A Christian Ethic of Immigration."

William O’Neill's, SJ, article in The Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, “Rights of Passage: Ethics of Forced Displacement.”