Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform is a new group headed up by Jim Wallis, and they're wrong. In order to promote legalization for all as well as a "guest" worker program, they'll be conducting an ad campaign, letter writing effort, and most likely advocating from the pulpit.
The solution to their problem is simple, but unfortunately I'm not aware of anyone having done it: go to public appearances by these pastors and point out to everyone else exactly how they're wrong. You can't point out that you just disagree; you need to show that their arguments have no merit.
You can see a list of their signatories here, read about their press conference here, and you can see one of their sleazy ads in this PDF file. It features a staged shot of a little weeping Hispanic girl being led away by two Border Patrol agents, and the ad itself shows that they aren't able to think things through. In almost all instances the Border Patrol would have contact with her only if she were trying to cross the border; ICE would deal with her in other instances. And, it presents BP agents as thugs. And, the religious "leaders" appear to have forgotten about parental responsibility. What were her parents thinking to bring her here illegally, or have a child here while living here illegally? And, it's ironic that the policies the CCIR supports would lead to even more such cases.
If you're a member of one of the CCIR churches, I urge you to hold your "leaders" responsible.
Immigration2007a · Mon, 05/07/2007 - 10:24 · Importance: 9