Christians React to an Immigration Raid


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A few of weeks ago:

The largest workplace raid in Iowa history Monday resulted in the arrest of more than 300 people and reignited the debate over immigration.

As two law enforcement helicopters hovered overhead, dozens of federal agents descended on Agriprocessors Inc., the nation's largest kosher slaughterhouse.

The 300 people arrested represent almost one-third of the plant's 968 workers, and federal officials said the number of arrests could increase.

Fearing the return of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, hundreds of Christian immigrants wait at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Postville, Iowa for any word on their missing family members.

After watching this video, do you think that Sr. Mary is right to note the personal aspect of the immigration raid. She compares the ICE comment about the law with its personal impact. Is that a fair comparison for a follower of Jesus Christ to make?


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/668