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WHEREAS we affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person;
justice, equity, and compassion in human relations; the right of conscience and
the use of the democratic process within our congregations and society at large;
and the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all, we
Unitarian Universalists support the rights of our brothers and sisters who are
recent immigrants to the United States of America;
WHEREAS in the spring of 2006, hundreds of thousands of people were moved to
march for the rights of immigrants;
WHEREAS many among us are immigrants and integral members of and contributors
to our communities and our congregations;
WHEREAS local, state, and federal elected officials have recently tried to
criminalize and demonize immigrants to the United States;
WHEREAS politicians increasingly use immigrants as scapegoats for this
country's problems and strive to distract the public from the underlying issues
of global and economic justice;
WHEREAS our broken immigration system allows exploitation of undocumented
WHEREAS children of immigrants working in the fields are not receiving legal
protection accorded other child laborers.
THEREFORE be it resolved that the 2006 General Assembly of the Unitarian
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