ELCA Presiding Bishop Calls for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

I read this earlier today, but because of my busy schedule, am just getting to it now.

Mark Hanson, Presiding Bishop of the ELCA calls for comprehensive immigration reform in a letter to President Obama.

If Congress does not pass comprehensive immigration reform soon, state legislators and local governments will continue to take immigration policy into their own hands, wrote the Rev. Mark S. Hanson, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), in a July 27 letter to U.S. President Barack Obama.

“This would create an untenable patchwork of differing local laws and produce confusion for law enforcement officials and lawfully present people, as well as increased suffering for the undocumented,” wrote Hanson.

With Arizona’s SB1070 being blocked in part, maybe we will start hearing more on comprehensive reform instead of modifying a broken system based on fear and xenophobia.

ELCA Presiding Bishop Calls for Immigration Reform in Letter to Obama | ELCA News Service


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