A Religious Liberal Blog

This site hopefully can provide some vehicle by which I can comment, complain, and once in a while praise the state of religion in this country and around the world from a liberal protestant perspective.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Immigration Reform

Remember immigration reform? Bush and the Congress weren't able to reform the system in a way that could provide a path to citizenship. But the need remains. Does the will?

A number of churches have worked together to lift up the issue. The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference has raised the issue of INS raids in workplaces. Churches are working on providing resources and support for families impacted by such raids.

There's also a new Interfaith Immigration Coalition which is seeking "cooperation from the White House in reforming immigration policies, strengthening due process laws for immigrants and promoting humanitarian treatment of undocumented immigrants."

The change in the white house is significant for a number of progressive religious causes (though such causes are ones which a have a broader base of support and concern). Every once in a while it's worth noting when progressive churches are impacting the public discussion.

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