Author: emilyecvera

A Word on Mental Health, Lifestyle, and Faith

I have shifted most of my mental health writing over to the blog on the Mental Health Association in Delaware's website.  (There are also lots of other staff, volunteers and others who contribute to the work blog).  But because I often hear misconceptions about mental … Continue reading A Word on Mental Health, Lifestyle, and Faith

A Word on the Crippling of America’s Immigration System

Update:  I wrote this post many months ago, before COVID 19, and long before the killing of George Floyd and subsequent protests and attention to systemic racism.  Since then, there have been no less than 48 changes to the immigration system.  I never published this … Continue reading A Word on the Crippling of America’s Immigration System

A Letter to my Legislators (and anyone who cares) on Demanding the U.S. Maintain its Refugee Resettlement Program

Recent Reports indicate that the Trump administration is considering a virtual shutdown of refugee admissions next year — cutting the number to zero or nearly zero.  But, the refugee determination does not need to be made until next month, meaning there is time to insist … Continue reading A Letter to my Legislators (and anyone who cares) on Demanding the U.S. Maintain its Refugee Resettlement Program