Immigration myths; church activism

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U.S. Catholic has an immigration lawyer (and practicing Catholic) "clear[ing] up some common misconception about immigration." Read the full story: Uncertain status: 15 myths about immigration

NPR's Weekend Edition yesterday morning had a story about the faith community's work to repeal Arizona's immigration law. Here is the opening of the transcript, which you read, or you can listen to that portion of the show.

LIANE HANSEN, host: Arizona's controversial immigration law went into effect last week, but it wasn't the law the state wanted. On Wednesday, a federal judge blocked key provisions, including one that requires the police to check the immigration status of all suspects. Despite significant support for the bill in Arizona, its critics have been loud and organized. A big part of that support has come from the religious community.

From member station KJZZ, Peter O'Dowd has more.

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PETER O'DOWD: When Arizonas legislature passed SB-1070 in April, a prayer vigil began outside the House of Representatives. For 102 consecutive days, members of various church communities were a constant presence outside the building. It was no different on Wednesday morning when the federal ruling came down.

Read more of the transcript here: Ariz. Churches Mobilize Against Immigration Law

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