ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— A Unitarian church in New Mexico sends
supplies to the border for recent deportees. A coalition of church
leaders gathers under a statue of colonial America religious figure Anne
Hutchinson at the Massachusetts Statehouse to denounce immigration
checks by police. A Methodist minister in Texas recites Isaiah 58:6, a
passage about loosening the bonds of injustice, as she's thrown in jail
after protesting alongside illegal immigrant students outside a U.S.
As some states pass laws aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration and federal lawmakers balk at passing any immigration reforms, religious leaders from various denominations are jumping into the debate. They're holding rallies, walking in the Arizona desert, gathering testimonies from immigrants. The leaders fast, get arrested, and sometimes put their own health on the line in an attempt to draw attention to what they see as inhumane treatment of immigrants and to the laws that target them.
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