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Priests Join Fight Against Hateful Oklahoma Immigration Laws

The law will make it criminal to transport, hire, harbor, house or conceal illegal immigrants. Violating the law could carry a minimum fine of $1,000, a year in prison or both. “In a broad interpretation, a church delivering groceries or any sort of humanitarian assistance to an undocumented person could be committing a felony,” the Rev. Lance Schmitz, minister of social justice at Oklahoma City First Church of the Nazarene, said Oct. 26.

Clearly this is not the kind of law they need in Oklahoma. Priests are joining the “Pledge of Resistance” to the law.

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