Wednesday, October 16, 2013

University-area church talks immigration

Church groups all over the country are discussing immigration reform, this one talked about the problems immigrants face and how they can help.    - - Donna Poisl

By Alexandria Chhith

As an immigrant from Malawi, Wenson Masoka has faced societal barriers in coming to Minneapolis.
“Don’t judge me by my accent,” he said. “You speak, you have an accent.”

Masoka, who is a chaplain intern at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, spoke at the University Lutheran Church of Hope on Saturday, where church and community members discussed issues immigrants face and ways to help resolve them.

Immigration reform has heated up on the national level in recent weeks. U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, DFL-Minneapolis, was arrested Tuesday on the National Mall for occupying a street for an immigration reform protest.
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