Friday, January 28, 2011


Georgia state lawmakers filed this Wednesday immigration legislation similar to that of Arizona to be considered for ratification. The bill also proposes to bar babies born to undocumented mothers from becoming American citizens. While the latter part contradicts the 14th Amendment to the United States constitution, it did not stop the Georgia lawmakers from introducing it (didn't they swear to uphold the constitution?)
A letter from the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service expressed concern about Georgia and 20 other state legislatures that are proposing bills that would offer punitive treatment to undocumented immigrants and their young children.
'For people of faith committed to loving the sojourners in their congregations and communities as God instructs, it is devastating to see immigrants and their children placed at further risk,' stated Jeffrey Hawks, LIRS assistant director for education and outreach, in the Tuesday letter. At least someone is concerned about true Christian values.

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