Quote of the Day: David Beckmann
“The Gospel of Matthew invites us to welcome strangers into our midst, saying, ‘For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.’ We must remember that the journey to the United States for jobs is often triggered by poverty, inequality, food insecurity, and a lack of economic opportunity in an immigrant’s home country." —David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World
Photo: A migrant worker piles cucumbers in Blackwater, Va., on the farm of Ricky Horton and Sherilyn Shepard. Almost three-fourths of all farm workers hired in the United States are immigrants, most of them unauthorized. The U.S. food system—particularly fruit and vegetable production—depends on immigrants more than any other sector of the U.S. economy. (Laura Elizabeth Pohl/Bread for the World)
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