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Faith Speaks: Stop Breaking Up Our Families

Faith leaders in northern California gathered to call for an end to the destructive deportations and raids that our breaking up families and terrorizing communities:

California interfaith leaders urge suspension of immigration raids By Jose Luis Aguirre
4/4/2007Catholic News Service (www.catholicnews.com) 

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (CNS) – 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.”  Read the rest of the story HERE

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