A Lutheran priest in New York is giving undocumented immigrants a second chance by becoming their legal guardian, igniting a small, yet powerful revolution.
Argentinian pastor Fabián Arias, 53, is much more than the leader of a Manhattan Lutheran congregation. He’s also the legal guardian of countless undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as unaccompanied minors.
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It all started in 2006 when Hermes Espinoza, then 17 years old, asked Arias to be his legal guardian. By having an American claim guardianship over him, Espinoza — an undocumented teen from Guerrero, Mexico, who fled LGBT discrimination back home — would have a second chance at living a better, safer life in America.
Arias agreed and ignited a small but powerful movement that gave 26
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