A humane voice from the Rio Grande in Texas
Immigration reform takes center stage at Texas Legislature | religious, immigration, valley - Brownsville Herald: "The religious-based grassroots organization Valley Interfaith today weighed in on how the state’s 82nd Legislature dealt with — or didn’t deal with — immigration issues.
Monsignor Juan Nicolau, chair of the Immigration Action Team for Valley Interfaith, said in a written statement that in Texas and around the country there is a growing anti-immigrant sentiment that goes against everything that people of God should understand.
Nicolau noted that immigrants travel hundreds and thousands of miles, risk their lives, face unspeakable obstacles along the way, and leave their families behind, all for the possibility of a life of dignity for themselves and the people they love.
“But many members of the Texas Legislature during the most recent legislative session don’t understand the concept of dignity of the human person as a firm foundation for the formation of just legislation, and therefore have introduced mean-spirited anti-immigrant bills that threatened the core of our communities,” he said."
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