The Crescent Report

July 11, 2014

AMA Responds To Sheila Jackson-Lee’s Immigration Appeal At Iftar Dinner

Filed under: From the Desk of Imam Mahdi Bray — Imam Mahdi Bray @ 12:29 pm

Last night I attended a wonderful Iftar dinner on Capitol Hill that was sponsored by MACCPAC. At the dinner Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee gave an impassioned appeal about the immigrant refuge crisis at the border and in her district in Texas and expressed her disapproval at the hostility exhibited towards immigrants, children and their families.

We at AMA along with with the Muslim communities in Houston, TX are responding to her challenge for compassion and national unity by arranging to share Ramadan meals with the refuge families. We are also contacting the masjids on the Texas border area to share their resources with these immigrant families. It is important that we push back against this xenophobia and hostility directed toward immigrants by sharing resources and pushing for U.S. immigration reform.

Imagine a nation of immigrants that fears immigrants. We can and we must do better. After all this is the true spirit of Ramadan.

– Imam Mahdi Bray

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