British clergy condemn anti-immigration ‘go-home’ campaign

From Religion News Service:

Two leading clergymen — one Catholic, the other Anglican — condemned a British government billboard and stop-and-search campaign aimed at picking up illegal immigrants and deporting them.

Bishop Nick Baines, the Anglican leader of Bradford in northern England, derided the Ministry of Home Affairs’ controversial “go home” bus and van campaign and described it as divisive and ineffective.

Bishop Patrick Lynch, one of the Roman Catholic Church’s authorities on immigration, said the government’s billboard campaign targeting illegal immigrants in several London boroughs left the impression all immigrants and foreigners are unwelcome in England.

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