AILA, Catholic Legal Immigration Network helping illegal aliens
Posted Mon, Mar 5, 2007 at 3:56 am
Advocates have launched a campaign to educate immigrants about their rights following a series of arrests in Southern California and across the nation.On the one hand, this isn't extremely objectionable in that illegal aliens do have rights, including the right to representation. However, given the history of the U.S. Catholic Church I get the feeling they aren't approaching this in good faith. I also wonder whether they have any qualms about including "Legal Immigration" in their name.
Legal aid and nonprofit groups have joined forces to hold town hall meetings, hand out information packets and produce a DVD to prepare illegal immigrants for future law enforcement sweeps.
The outreach is part of a broader effort by the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, American Immigration Lawyers Assn. and other organizations seeking reforms...