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A podcast about the intersection of law, religion and activism. It is hosted by lawyer and activist Rev. Craig B. Mousin, founder and former Director of the Midwest Immigrant Rights Center and an Adjunct Faculty member at DePaul University’s College of Law and The Grace School of Applied Diplomacy.

A podcast about the intersection of law, religion and activism. It is hosted by lawyer and activist Rev. Craig B. Mousin, founder and former Director of the Midwest Immigrant Rights Center and an Adjunct Faculty member at DePaul University’s College of Law and The Grace School of Applied Diplomacy.

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United States

Description:

A podcast about the intersection of law, religion and activism. It is hosted by lawyer and activist Rev. Craig B. Mousin, founder and former Director of the Midwest Immigrant Rights Center and an Adjunct Faculty member at DePaul University’s College of Law and The Grace School of Applied Diplomacy.

Language:

English

Contact:

7735057485


Episodes

Episode 27: Stop the Burning

6/16/2022
SHOW NOTES This is an interview with Rev. Craig B. Mousin, an Adjunct Faculty member of the DePaul University’s College of Law, Refugee and Forced Migrations Studies Program and the Grace School of Applied Diplomacy. The podcast explores the recent efforts to censor and self-censor books in our public schools and libraries. It links some of that censorship to a fear of the newcomer and our nation’s failure to legislate comprehensive immigration reform. ACTION STEP Thank a librarian and...

Duration:00:12:48

Episode 26: Streamline Rule Precludes a Complete Record

5/27/2022
This is an interview with Rev. Craig B. Mousin, an Adjunct Faculty member of the DePaul University’s College of Law, Refugee and Forced Migrations Studies Program and the Grace School of Applied Diplomacy. The podcast examines the federal government’s request for comments on a proposed Interim Final Rule involving adjudication of asylum applications. It argues that the expedited deadlines and streamlining procedures will prevent asylum applicants from developing a complete record in support...

Duration:00:18:22

Episode 25: Stop the Pretense That It is Just About Public Health

5/10/2022
SHOW NOTES This is an interview with Rev. Craig B. Mousin, an Adjunct Faculty member of the DePaul University’s College of Law, Refugee and Forced Migrations Studies Program and the Grace School of Applied Diplomacy. The podcast examines the “Public Health and Border Security Act of 2022” and critiques the intent of the proposal. It argues that the implementation of Title 42 procedures in denying asylum seekers entrance to the United States masquerades as public health and violates...

Duration:00:11:12

Episode 24: Restoring Roots of Refugee Responses

3/29/2022
This is an interview with Rev. Craig B. Mousin, an Adjunct Faculty member of the DePaul University’s College of Law, Refugee and Forced Migrations Studies Program and the Grace School of Applied Diplomacy. The podcast explores different national responses to refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine. It urges that the current generosity offered to Ukrainian refugees serves as a template for a more responsible refugee protection for all nations. ACTION STEP 1. Church World Service: Rebuilding the...

Duration:00:20:06

Episode 23: What the heck is a proposed rule? (and other questions)

2/21/2022
This is an interview with Rev. Craig B. Mousin, an Adjunct Faculty member of the DePaul University’s College of Law, Refugee and Forced Migrations Studies Program and the Grace School of Applied Diplomacy. The podcast responds to questions raised by our listeners about the importance of responding to proposed federal regulations. In five of our previous podcasts we invited you to file responses to proposed regulations or federal rules impacting how our nation treats asylum seekers and...

Duration:00:15:57

Episode 22: Suffer the Little Children

1/21/2022
This is an interview with Rev. Craig B. Mousin, an Adjunct Faculty member of the DePaul University’s College of Law, Refugee and Forced Migrations Studies Program and the Grace School of Applied Diplomacy. The podcast requests that you send comments to the federal government before midnight eastern standard time on Tuesday, January 25 providing ideas to end the policies that have led to family separation and lengthy detention of asylum seekers. The Biden administration has recognized the...

Duration:00:14:11

Episode 21: Pondering Anew

1/20/2022
This is an interview with Rev. Craig B. Mousin, an Adjunct Faculty member of the DePaul University’s College of Law, Refugee and Forced Migrations Studies Program and the Grace School of Applied Diplomacy. The podcast opens the new year with a request to consider how our biblical and national founding narratives offer us an opportunity to reconsider how we as individuals and a nation should respond to asylum seekers fleeing danger in their homelands. The biblical narrative stories can be...

Duration:00:17:49

Episode 20: As Maine Goes, So Goes the Nation

11/23/2021
This is an interview with Rev. Craig B. Mousin, an Adjunct Faculty member of the DePaul University’s College of Law, Refugee and Forced Migrations Studies Program and the Grace School of Applied Diplomacy. The podcast celebrates the cooperative work of Somali refugee farmers in Maine and elsewhere demonstrating the talents and gifts they bring to our nation. The podcast also urges listeners to email their congressional Representative to vote for the Afghan Adjustment Act. ACTION STEP: We...

Duration:00:19:13

Episode 19: Expedite at What Cost?

10/15/2021
This is an interview with Rev. Craig B. Mousin, an Adjunct Faculty member of the DePaul University’s College of Law, Refugee and Forced Migrations Studies Program and the Grace School of Applied Diplomacy. The podcast requests listeners to file comments opposing DHS and DOJ proposed regulations governing Credible Fear Screening by Asylum Officers. ACTION STEP: You can file comments opposing part of or all of the proposed regulations before 11:59 p.m. EDT, Tuesday October 19. CLINIC, the...

Duration:00:18:56

Episode 18: Fear of Freedom

9/30/2021
This is an interview with Rev. Craig B. Mousin, an Adjunct Faculty member of the DePaul University College of Law and the Grace School of Applied Diplomacy. The podcast contends that United States discrimination against Haitians over the last two centuries has created a moral obligation to Haiti and its residents. Most recently, efforts to swiftly deport Haitians, contrary to the Refugee Act’s non-return requirement, reveals how efforts to restrict Haitian asylum-seekers over the last forty...

Duration:00:18:04

Episode 17: Leave the Campsite Cleaner

8/18/2021
This is an interview with Rev. Craig B. Mousin, an Adjunct Faculty member of the DePaul University College of Law and the Grace School of Applied Diplomacy. The podcast celebrates the decision by Dynegy Midwest Generation to enter into a settlement agreement with the State of Illinois to remove 3.3 million cubic yards of coal ash from its current location adjacent to the Middle Fork of the Vermillion River. Illinois’s only National Scenic River, the Middle Fork, offers one of the most...

Duration:00:12:01

Episode 16: Posterity

7/31/2021
This is an interview with Rev. Craig B. Mousin, an Adjunct Faculty member of the DePaul University College of Law and the Grace School of Applied Diplomacy. This podcast argues that the Preamble to the Constitution invites you to add your voice to protecting and expanding voting rights to ensure the nation’s promise of equality for all. Since the Civil War, our nation has amended the United States Constitution at least once every fifty years to expand voting rights to persons previously...

Duration:00:16:54

Episode 15: Home

6/12/2021
This is an interview with Rev. Craig B. Mousin, an Adjunct Faculty member of the DePaul University College of Law and the Grace School of Applied Diplomacy. This podcast links the loss of homes felt by many of the freed slaves after the Civil War, including George Floyd’s great-great grandfather, with the loss of home many refugees face when forced to flee their nations due to state sanctioned violence and the consequences of the breakdown of the rule of law. We face challenges both at our...

Duration:00:15:30

Episode 14: Celebrate and Advocate for Refugees

5/14/2021
This is a podcast interview with Rev. Craig B. Mousin, an Adjunct Faculty member at DePaul University’s College of Law and The Grace School of Applied Diplomacy. President Biden recently responded to a national outcry protesting the limitation of refugee resettlement in this fiscal year to 15,000 refugees and reversed his decision, raising the goal to welcome 62,500 refugees. This podcast encourages advocates to encourage the administration to achieve that goal and collaborate with...

Duration:00:12:23

Episode 13: A Call to Resettle Refugees

4/15/2021
This is a podcast interview with Rev. Craig B. Mousin, an Adjunct Faculty member at DePaul University’s College of Law and The Grace School of Applied Diplomacy. In February, President Biden announced that he would restore the United States partnership in refugee resettlement by inviting up to 125,000 refugees to our nation in the next fiscal year. He also said he would increase the number of refugees previously designated for resettlement in this fiscal year. The Presidential Determination...

Duration:00:10:47

Episode 12: Shared Values

4/7/2021
This is a podcast interview with Rev. Craig B. Mousin, Adjunct Faculty member at DePaul University’s College of Law and The Grace School of Applied Diplomacy. The podcast encourages us to respond to our shared values of living under the rule of law as the US seeks to reform its immigration law. When our debate focuses on naming individuals as illegals prior to adjudication, it leads to gridlock. By focusing on why the U.S. established a refugee law and the importance of fair and just...

Duration:00:14:51

Episode 11: Building a Welcoming City

4/2/2021
This is a podcast interview with Rev. Craig B. Mousin, founder and former Director of the Midwest Immigrant Rights Center and an Adjunct Faculty member at DePaul University’s College of Law and The Grace School of Applied Diplomacy. The podcast celebrates the thirty-sixth anniversary of former Mayor Harold Washington’s Executive Order 85-1 that prohibited city agencies, including the police, from cooperating with the enforcement activities of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. After...

Duration:00:12:42

Episode 10: Rebuild Refugee Resettlement

3/30/2021
This is a podcast interview with Rev. Craig B. Mousin, founder and former Director of the Midwest Immigrant Rights Center and an Adjunct Faculty member at DePaul University’s College of Law and The Grace School of Applied Diplomacy. President Biden announced that he would restore the United States partnership in refugee resettlement by inviting up to 125,000 refugees to our nation in the next fiscal year while also exploring increases in the number of refugees previously designated in this...

Duration:00:16:30

Episode 6: Ombuds Day 2020: What’s an Ombuds To Do in a Polarized Society?

3/29/2021
This episode is an interview with Rev. Craig B. Mousin, DePaul’s University Ombudsperson. Craig is founder and former Executive Director of the Midwest Immigrant Rights Center and an Adjunct Faculty member at DePaul University’s College of Law and The Grace School of Applied Diplomacy. In recognition of Ombuds Day 2020, Craig talks about the role of an Ombuds in a polarized society. Ombuds not only serve their institution, but their skills and experience can model practices and provide...

Duration:00:06:46

Episode 7: Can It Be Fair Process

3/29/2021
Can It Be Fair Process Without a Fair Process to File an Asylum Application? This episode is an interview with Rev. Craig B. Mousin, an Adjunct Faculty member at DePaul University’s College of Law and The Grace School of Applied Diplomacy. He responds to the federal government’s proposed regulations that would change the time limit for filing an asylum application before an Immigration Judge. These proposed rules will hinder the ability of individuals to pursue cases without lawyers and...

Duration:00:15:40