Members of the Community Coalition for Immigrants have been asked why are we so committed to a just and fair immigration reform when most of the members of CCI are American-born. We are Americans who believe in social justice, civil rights and liberty. We stand together against indifference and bigotry.
Throughout the nation's 237 years of existence, immigrants have had and are contributing to the stability and strength of our country. Economists from several major universities have concluded immigrants, in general, are productive and have strong family ties with religious beliefs. Loyalty to our nation is proven by many undocumented persons who have fought in several wars defending our freedom.
This why we urge Sen. Joe Donelly and Rep. Pete Visclosky to stand with us in support a fair reform.
When and if the power of love overcomes the love of power, America will once again be one nation under God.
- Tony Barreda, East Chicago