Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

Letters to the Editor

March 17, 2006

Temper immigration laws

Dear Editor,

I don’t know if many people are aware that there are two bills currently under consideration. Both of these bills will affect all of the immigrants in this state.

And there is Federal HB 4437 which set precedence when it passed the House of Representatives on December 16, 2005, it is currently in the Senate.

The main purpose of this bill is to rid the United States of any and all “illegal aliens.” Unlawful presence in the U.S. will now be classified as a crime and a “felony.”

So those who are victims of human trafficking, those fleeing from abuse and hunger, will be classed as criminals, thereby making them further oppressed.

I cannot help but think of scriptures Exodus Ex 22:21-23…And a sojourner shalt thou not wrong, neither shalt thou oppress him: for ye were sojourners in the land of Egypt. Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child. If thou afflict them at all, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry.”

I would like for God to hear the cry of the Christian people in the City of Pauls Valley with regard to this bill. Get on-line and check them out, you will have a better idea of what’s going on.

This bill also requires documentation before you can assist anyone in need. The doctors, nurses, hospital staff and people of this community didn’t miss a beat when the El Conejo accident happened.

No one thought about documentation, no one hesitated to share their compassion and kindness to these strangers in our city.

I pray that this bill will be shot down in the Senate.

I understand that these bills have been put together to protect our nation’s borders from foreigners, yet 44 or 45 ports are owned by foreigners.

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