The Common Good

No clear winner in Arizona immigration ruling

Source: Deseret News
Date: June 25, 2012

"The decision to strike down key provisions of this legislation is a victory for everyone in the faith community who seeks to follow the Bible's call for concern for the vulnerable and 'stranger' among us," said Rev. Jim Wallis, president and CEO of Sojourners, a national Christian organization committed to social justice. "Arizona's immoral legislation threatened families, harmed children and made it difficult for law enforcement to safeguard the communities they swore to protect."

It's vital, though, he said to "ensure any remaining parts of the legislation are never used to justify racial profiling by local police."