Sunday, September 20, 2009

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door.

This is really worth reading. It's a poignant example of how right-wing xenophobia manifested itself in this country. Here a teaser, but you should really click here and read it all:

So Latino families can at least worship in peace, a few Sodus citizens stand weekly vigil outside Spanish Mass at the Church of the Epiphany, to keep the Border Patrol away.

In the midst of all the fear, hate and anger that many people feel over immigration, and it's exaggerated effects on our economy and culture, we often forget that these are real people, not much different from us, and for whom the world is a much tougher and scarier place. Let's all remember that.

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