Letter: Clearing up misconceptions about immigration

Editor of the Reformer:

On April 4 Eva Castillo presented "Immigration 101" at the Mariposa Museum in Peterborough. Eva fuses factual information, which clears up so many misconceptions that most Americans have about immigration, and personal story, which brings passion to a debate that is about far more than numbers. If we are truly to "welcome the stranger" and "love our neighbor," more of us need to open our minds and hearts to the message we heard at Mariposa a week ago.

"Immigration 101" is a program of the NH Immigrant Solidarity Network. You can book it for your own church, library or civic group by contacting Sarah Jane Knoy at sjknoy@granitestateorganizing.org

Any congregations interested in forming an immigrant solidarity team can contact either the Granite State Organizing Project or the NH Council of Churches. They offer a six week curriculum of Bible study and prayer "to understand sanctuary and solidarity in a theological way."

The tearing apart of families and communities by deportation continues only because we allow it to.


David Blair

Harrisville, N.H., April 9


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