Sunday, November 18, 2007

Churches working against border fence

Web Posted: 11/16/2007 10:42 PM CST

BROWNSVILLE — Valley Interfaith, a Rio Grande Valley activist network of churches, is starting a drive today to collect 50,000 signatures against U.S. Customs and Protection's planned border fence.

The mayors of McAllen, president of the McAllen Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the leader of the Texas Border Coalition's immigration committee are among those joining a news conference at St. Francis Church in Pharr, according to a Valley Interfaith news release.

"An investment in the members of the community will reap much better benefits than spending billions of dollars on a wall that will not eliminate the immigration of people," said Father Alfonso Guevara of St. Joseph the Worker Church in McAllen.

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