Religious group calling for immigration overhaul
DENVER – Hispanic women from churches around the country are meeting in Denver to call for an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws.
Saturday evening’s meeting is organized by a Hispanic network of churches that has held similar events in Chicago and Austin, Texas, in the last two months. Event organizers say about 1,000 participants attended those events and expect a similar turnout in Denver.
Organizers say the women will “worship, sing and pray” for immigration legislation as Arizona prepares to begin requiring law enforcement to question people about their immigration status if there’s reason to suspect they’re in the country illegally.
The event, called “Women in Action,” is being held at Denver’s International Ministries church.