A Christian church in Houston is part of an interfaith coalition that has drawn the ire of anti-immigration activists by planning a new center for day laborers, the Houston Chronicle reports.
U.S. Border Watch, a civilian group, brought 200 people to a rally opposed to the plan, saying it would undermine border security.
But members of the Cypress Creek Interfaith Coalition for Economic Development, while acknowledging that most day laborers were indeed undocumented immigrants, said the site was vital because there is an “economic need” for their work.
“Faith leaders plan day-labor site, despite protest”
Houston Chronicle, September 26, 2007