Almost 1,100 Pledge Resistance To State Immigration Law

Tuesday, October 30th 2007, 1:57 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Almost 1,100 signed pledges of resistance to Oklahoma's new immigration law have been delivered to Governor Brad Henry's office.

The pledges -- signed by parishioners at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oklahoma City -- were delivered Tuesday by Richard Klinge, director of advocacy and legal services for Catholic Charities.

The pledges state those who signed them are united in opposition and defiance to the law. They are similar to one sent to Henry last week by the Reverend Eusebius J. Beltran, Archbishop of Oklahoma City.

Henry signed the immigration law earlier this year and it is scheduled to go into effect Thursday. The measure, which received bipartisan support in the Legislature, would bar illegal immigrants from getting jobs and state benefits.

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