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  • Friday, December 30, 2005

    Helping people may literally become illegal in U.S.

    Astounding. Just astounding. From Democracy Now!:

    The New York Times is reporting several church, social service and immigrant groups are rallying against a provision in the recently passed House border-security bill that would make it a federal crime to offer services or assistance to illegal immigrants. The measure would leave people who assist or shield illegal immigrants subject to a sentence of up to five years in prison. Bishop Gerald R. Barnes of the Conference of Catholic Bishops said the measure would put almost anyone who assists illegal immigrants at risk. Barnes said: "Current legislation does not require humanitarian groups to ascertain the legal status of an individual prior to providing assistance. The legislation would place parish, diocesan and social service program staff at risk of criminal prosecution simply for performing their jobs."

    2 Comments:

    At 1/19/2006 10:16:00 am, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    Yes, that sounds just like the Bush regime's so called "compassionate" conservatism

     
    At 1/19/2006 02:33:00 pm, Blogger DJEB said...

    DEAR GOD VOICE! YOU ARE ALIVE!

    PTL! Brother I am so, so glad to hear from you! Get back in there!!

     

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