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Texas religious leaders condemn immigration-enforcement legislation

May 16, 2017

Two hundred religious leaders in Texas, including several Catholic priests and religious, have condemned SB4, a new immigration-enforcement law.

“The anti-immigrant agenda is born out of fear and promoted out of a sense of privilege, jeopardizing justice for everyone,” said Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, head of the Episcopal Church’s Diocese of Texas. “We have seen the damage caused by discriminatory, unconstitutional ‘show me your papers’ laws to our economy and our communities.”

L’Osservatore Romano devoted four paragraphs to the letter, even though the state’s Catholic bishops were not among its signatories.


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  • Posted by: unum - May. 17, 2017 10:59 AM ET USA

    The urge of all "religious" leaders to meddle in political matters is astounding and contrary to Scripture. And, the tendency of "religious" leaders to meddle in political matters, rather than educating the laity on the role of Christians in society, is an affront to the Lord!

  • Posted by: james-w-anderson8230 - May. 16, 2017 10:52 AM ET USA

    If "show me your papers laws" were unconstitutional then how could the state issue papers that no one could ever be required to produce? This just demonstrates the idiocy of the unlimited immigration folks.