The Common Good

In Advance of SCOTUS Hearing, National Religious Leaders Kick off 48 Hour Vigil to Stop Arizona’s Harsh Anti-Immigrant Laws


Lisa Sharon Harper, Director of Mobilizing for Sojourners, stated, “Senate Bill 1070 is nothing less than a social and racial sin. A social sin because the law serves only to divide communities in Arizona, preying on fear and distrust of individuals. Racial, because it encourages discrimination against people based on how they look or how they speak. And trust me, the ‘reasonable suspicion’ that a person might be undocumented rarely comes from their works or deeds; ‘reasonable suspicion’ is aroused because of the shallow, hurtful and frankly offensive expectation that someone who has skin of a certain color, or a certain accent, might not be American.”