4.05.2007

Faith Leaders Urge End to Immigration Raids

California interfaith leaders urge suspension of immigration raids (Jose Luis Aguirre, Catholic News Service - 4.4.07)

SAN RAFAEL, CA - From the steps of one of California's first missions, northern California faith leaders called for the suspension of sweeps for undocumented immigrants by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency pending comprehensive reform of immigration laws.

"I don't think the way they enforced the law is right, or just, or moral, or tolerable, especially for children," said San Francisco Auxiliary Bishop Ignatius Wang, who was born in Beijing.

"We all are immigrants some way or another, and why should we treat other immigrants as aliens?" he added. "If the government wants to secure the borders, it is right. But if they treat human beings inhumanly, it's not right."

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