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Alabama Pastor’s Take on Latest Anti-Immigrant Legislation

posted on June 7, 2012

At Sojourners, Tommy Morgan writes that the current debate over immigration is just the latest in a long, and troubling, history of Americans’ poor treatment of immigrants. Morgan, the pastor of Grace Christian Church in Helena, Alabama, links the current maltreatment of Hispanics with other immigrant populations, who like “[t]he Chinese were encouraged to come to America because their labor was needed … But after the great expansion of railroads was completed, they were loathed, and laws were created to keep their wives and families from coming here.” According to Morgan, history is repeating itself. “The very people who have harvested our food, built our homes and served us over the past 30-plus years, we now declare criminals.”  

Read at Sojourners