Nut halves

There is an illuminating, often painful, moment in an immigrant’s story: the dawning of a feeling of homelessness combined with a constant, unshakable yearning for home. Never give up on that desire for a home; that desire fuels life itself. Our task is always to try to build a home – a place of peace, justice, and community – and to extend the greatest possible compassion to those who cross borders in search of one.

When Santiago Ramos returned to Paraguay, the place of his birth had become a foreign country.