Interfaith Groups Gather to Support Immigrants

MIDLAND, Texas (Local 2 News) -  

Hardly any seats available at Our Lady Guadalupe Church. Residents and religious leaders gather for immigrants. "It's important for our country to be sure that we know what we stand for. That God loves all people of all colors," says resident Amber Mendoza. 
 
Some religious leaders say they're hoping to prove a point that the Midland community supports many immigrants of different races and religions. "I think this sends a message of tolerance and hope. The fact that those that are living in fear should know that they're welcome here," says Rabbi Jordan Parr.  
 
 
Organizer Alfredo Chaparro says he's happy to see the Permian Basin hear his call to action. "I believe that the rhetoric and the actions in our country at this time against immigrants are not the America I know."  
 
 
Chaparro has a message to all those who want to support the rights of immigrants. "If you are an artist, draw about the injustice. If you are a writer, write about the injustice. If you are an attorney, defend those who have injustices done to them." 
 

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