Persistent Injustice

Tammy Alexander reflects  for PeaceSigns on immigration and justice:

“In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people. In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Grant me justice against my opponent.’ For a while he refused; but later he said to himself, ‘Though I have no fear of God and no respect for anyone, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice, so that she may not wear me out by continually coming.’” (Luke 18:2-5)

As the U.S. deports more than a thousand people every day through hearings such as this, one wonders whether justice can be meted out in such an environment.  Giving into fear, ignorance, and, sometimes, hateful anti-immigrant rhetoric, we have created a system where justice has become the exception rather than the rule.  Too many immigration judges and administrators neither fear God nor have respect for people...”

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