Amy Ketner serves as co-director of leadership development at Strangers No Longer, a Michigan-based grassroots network of Catholic parishes, schools and congregations welcoming immigrants as neighbors.

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Helping immigrants build a haven amid fear and anger

Perspective: I wanted Elvis and Daris to know the unconditional love of a welcoming, adoptive family. I longed for them, as immigrants and outsiders, to find acceptance in the Catholic community, as I had many times before.