Immigration/You Welcomed Me

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Why This Decision Matters for Faith Leaders

This episode of You Welcomed Me addresses the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). TDBI President, Rev. Dr. Rob Schenck, talks to Christian experts in ministry and immigration law, including a DACA recipient with first-hand knowledge of the pain, fear, and difficulty of children finding a pathway to citizenship. In this riveting discussion, panelists talk about human freedom and flourishing, Christian responsibility, the prioritization of children and other vulnerable people, and the future of DACA.

Hosted by Rev. Dr. Rob Schenck



The Rev. Nancy Frausto

Nancy Frausto is the Associate Rector at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Long Beach, CA a founding member of the Diocese of Los Angeles Sanctuary Task Force and a Dreamer (DACA recipient).


Scott Gilliam, JD

After a 30-year career in insurance law and corporate lobbying, Scott Gilliam took early retirement and formed Encore Legal LLC to practice human interest law, including pro bono legal representation to immigrants & refugees seeking asylum from persecution. Gilliam is a TDBI Senior Fellow.

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Anali Looper, JD

Anali Looper is the Waco Attorney-Director of American Gateways, an organization that champions the dignity and human rights of immigrants, refugees and asylum-seekers through legal services, education, and advocacy.



American Gateways

american immigration council

American Immigration Council

Imigrant dignity

Immigrant Dignity Coalition

Sanctuary in the Streets

There are many different chapters of Sanctuary in the Streets – check your local listings.