This very powerful statement from African-American and Latino religious leaders was issued in advance of today’s House hearing on immigration issues. Our initial post on the hearing is here.
While the purpose of the hearing appears to be aimed at dividing communities of color, Rev. Derrick Harkins, Senior Pastor of the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church and Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference say, “As faith leaders of African-American and Hispanic congregations, we come together to affirm our commitment to an economic solution that honestly addresses the need for good jobs for everyone in our communities, without seeking to pit us against one another for political gain.” We’re posting the full letter. It’s powerful, and rejects the “false divisions.”