Saturday, May 01, 2010

Solidarity with Immigrants

There are many rallies planned across the country today (International Labor Day or May Day) in support of a just immigration reform law and in opposition to Arizona's recently approved punitive law.  In Albuquerque, the rally will be held this evening at Plaza de Encuentro, 714 4th Street, SW, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Much has been written about this controversy, including the Sojourners blog, God's Politics.  I want to share this great piece that was published in the Bread for the World Institute's blog, Institute Notes.  The piece was written by Andrew Wainer.  (Click on the title to read full post)

Arizona Legislation Ignores Causes of Immigration
This enforcement-only approach to immigration is particularly popular during times of economic malaise, but it ignores the root causes of migration in sending communities: poverty and a lack of jobs. It also inadvertently helps sustain a poor underclass of immigrants in the U.S. while failing to make the country safer.

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