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National Faith Leaders Firmly Reject New Arizona Law, Citing “Nazism,” Profiling

by Jacquelyn Mahendra on 04/21/2010 at 1:20am

More on Arizona’s highly controversial immigration law from CNN — featuring Sojourners’ CEO Jim Wallis:

“I got up here at 4 in the morning to fly to Phoenix…  Enforcement that breaks up families is unacceptable…  Enforcement that doesn’t recognize a broken system is not gonna work… They’re gonna stop people, if they forgot their wallet, and they’re gonna put [them] in jail.”

L.A. Cardinal Mahony is also speaking out, via AP/Huffington Post:

“The tragedy of the law is its totally flawed reasoning: that immigrants come to our country to rob, plunder, and consume public resources,” Mahony said.

“I can’t imagine Arizonans now reverting to German Nazi and Russian Communist techniques whereby people are required to turn one another in to the authorities on any suspicion of documentation,” the cardinal said. “Are children supposed to call 911 because one parent does not have proper papers? Are family members and neighbors now supposed to spy on one another, create total distrust across neighborhoods and communities, and report people because of suspicions based upon appearance?”

You can fax Governor Brewer directly here, or sign the petition to veto the bill.

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