Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony lambasted legislation passed Monday by Arizona lawmakers that would crack down on illegal immigrants, likening it to “German Nazi and Russian Communist techniques” that compelled people to turn each other in.
“The Arizona legislature just passed the country’s most retrogressive, mean-spirited, and useless anti-immigrant law,” he wrote on his blog. “The tragedy of the law is its totally flawed reasoning: that immigrants come to our country to rob, plunder, and consume public resources. That is not only false, the premise is nonsense.”
I couldn’t say it any better than Cardinal Mahony. *Redacted statement. See comments for reasoning.
I keep hoping for the day when people will try to look at the real issues facing our community rather than fear mongering. It is a fools hope, I know.
I’m so jaded on people.