Andrew, when you say “I don’t know that I have attained the ‘converted’ position required to do that yet.” I think that most of us spend our lives trying to attain this position and stay there, so fear not ! It is so easy to slip back into the archaic sacred.
Your description of the plight of the undocumented workers in the US is an excellent example of the voice of the victim not being heard. Curiously I think that it is much more evident in James teaching of the stoning of Achan, than it is with the workers you describe. With the exception of people like your self with a social conscience, it seems to be largely ignored.