Raleigh Parishioners Advocate Sensible Immigration Laws

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Megan Nerz, director of the Franciscan Coalition for Justice and Peace, and Patrick McIlmoyle, Immigration Advocacy Team Leader, at St. Francis of Assisi here, are advocating for humane immigration laws. They recently wrote an op-ed article that was published in the News & Observer in the Raleigh area. 

Their opinion piece read: 
As an advocate for sensible and humane immigration laws, the Franciscan Coalition for Justice and Peace of the Catholic Community of St. Francis of Assisi strongly opposes the memorandums of understanding that have been entered into between four North Carolina counties and the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, as well as Wake County’s plans to stage its very own assault on undocumented workers (as reported in the Oct. 18 article “Wake County sheriff to crack down on illegal immigration”).

We urge other North Carolina law enforcement agencies not to enter into such agreements, because doing so would be at cross-purposes with their important role in maintaining public safety and solving crimes.

To read the full article, visit the link below to the Oct. 28 issue of the News & Observer.