Texas churches unlawfully issuing illegals IDs?

Thursday, May 17, 2018
 | 
Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

ICE protestAn immigration enforcement advocacy organization contends it is an outrage that local police in North Texas do not appear to have a problem with a group of Dallas area churches issuing photo identification cards to illegal aliens.

A group known as Dallas Area Interfaith announced that hundreds of cards have already been handed out, and thousands more applicants are currently waiting to be issued their new IDs.

And the Dallas, Carrollton and Farmers Branch police departments confirmed that they are accepting the church cards in lieu of a state-issued ID.

Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) spokesman Ira Mehlman insists that the pro-immigration policy just goes too far.

Mehlman

"And there's the outrage – the churches can do anything they want, but the local governments do not have to accept them,” Mehlman argued. “You know, I suppose [the] next time I'm in Dallas and I get stopped by a cop for some reason, I'm just going to show him my gym membership ID card, and that should be the end of it."

The immigration expert also pointed out that the special church dispensations and their acceptance by police appear to be at odds with state statutes.

"Obviously, these churches believe that they are doing God's work, but that's their interpretation of God's will,” Mehlman continued. “They can't go around imposing it on the American public. They're entitled to their opinions, [and] they're entitled to their religious beliefs, but they are still subject to the laws of the United States, and they need to be held accountable."

Mehlman stressed that Texas's anti-sanctuary law – Senate Bill 4 – prohibits local government agencies from adopting policies that "materially limit the enforcement of immigration laws."

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What are the biggest indicators that the Democratic Party continues moving further left?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Latest: Alabama declares emergency ahead of Alberto
American jailed in Venezuela for 2 years arrives in US
'Quiet revolution' leads to pro-life loss in Ireland
More LGBT issues loom as justices near wedding cake decision
Summit or not, giant gulf separates US-NKorea on nukes
Ireland: Anti-abortion group calls vote result 'a tragedy'
Powerful cyclone lashes Oman, Yemen; 5 dead, 30 missing

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Trump meets with Utah man who's back in US after long captivity in Venezuela
Ireland overwhelmingly votes to overturn abortion ban, reject unborn's right to li
Joel Richardson now 'fully convinced' Mt. Sinai in Saudi Arabia
Ireland to end abortion ban in historic vote
White House wants briefing on Mueller probe info that was shared with lawmakers: report

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
SBC pastor: Patterson's exit prelude to a 'raucous' convention

Southern Baptist ConventionReaction continues over the news that Dr. Paige Patterson is no longer president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. One Southern Baptist pastor suggests it's an indication there's something deeper going on in the denomination.