In Arizona, which was recently described by Sherriff Clarence Dupnik as a “Mecca for prejudice and bigotry,” a state legislator has proposed a bill that would deny citizenship to U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants. Not only is this a direct challenge to our Constitution, it is an affront to human decency.
But there is hope. Here in Houston, a coalition of religious leaders from various faiths are speaking out in favor of policies that promote family unity, create a path for citizenship and end current detention policies and a limit on local laws aimed at illegal immigrants.
Religious leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr., led the fight for civil rights half a century ago. Dr. King said, “The time is always right to do what's right.” And now it’s time once again to do what’s right stand united against bigotry.
Prejudice in Arizona:
Hope in Texas: