Priests Sign Pledge Opposing Immigration Law

Friday, October 26th 2007, 10:20 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ A group of Catholic priests have signed a pledge opposing a law that's intended to crack down on illegal immigration. The pledge from Oklahoma City Archdiocese priests and Archbishop Eusebius Beltran will be presented to Governor Brad Henry's office. Reverend Michael Chapman says the priests find themselves in a dilemma. Chapman says while there's no question it's against the law to be in the U.S. illegally he believes there is a higher law of charity and helping fellow man.

The pledge calls the law ``unjust and immoral'' and says the priests will continue helping all people regardless of the citizenship status.

The new law, House Bill 1804, is set to go into effect next Thursday.

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To read a copy of the complaint against the law, click here.

To read a copy of the request for an injunction in the federal lawsuit, click here.

For complete coverage of House Bill 1804, click here.