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BECAUSE our Unitarian Universalist Principles affirm and promote:
BECAUSE we welcome the stranger and we recognize our neighbor, we know that immigrants come to this nation to work hard and provide for their families. The presence of immigrants benefits the nation; and
BECAUSE WE FIND that the legislators and governor of Arizona interfered with federal interests, encroached on federal jurisdiction, and created in SB 1070 a law that would press for the deportation of our neighbors or bully our neighbors, especially people of color, and punish their compassionate friends; and
WHEREAS in 2010 the State of Arizona enacted a law—SB 1070/HB 2162—intended to identify, prosecute, and press for deportation of undocumented immigrants present in Arizona. Its provisions:
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the 2010 General Assembly delegates oppose Arizona Law SB 1070 and the enactment of laws similar to Arizona Law SB 1070 in other states;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the delegates call on Congress to enact federal comprehensive immigration reform legislation, as previously described in our 2006 Action of Immediate Witness, “Support Immigrant Justice”;
FINALLY BE IT RESOLVED that the delegates call upon the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, their individual members and friends, and affiliate organizations, to pledge themselves:
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Last updated on Wednesday, August 24, 2011.
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