Monday, July 05, 2010

Houston’s Clergy Unites to Urge Support for Immigration Reform

Many churches across the country are encouraging immigration reform. This is what churches are supposed to do, stick up for the oppressed and live peacefully with your neighbors. - - Donna Poisl


HOUSTON — The Rev. John W. Bowie knows it is hard to sell the people in his neighborhood on the idea that they should support changing immigration laws to give illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. His church lies in one of the oldest black settlements in the city, where unemployment is high and many people see immigrants as competitors for jobs.

Yet there he was in the pulpit at True Light Missionary Baptist Church on the Fourth of July, with a full choir behind him, urging his flock to support an overhaul of immigration laws that “lets the undocumented come out of the shadows.”
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