Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Rev. Frank Alagna talks about what led to letter seeking to make Kingston a sanctuary city

From New York-

For the Rev. Frank Alagna, it was seeing the fear in the eyes of some local children that prompted him to take action on the issue of sanctuary cities.

“I saw fear in the eyes of some children in our congregation that I hadn’t seen before,” Alagna said Friday. He said the Latino children began telling stories about how they were harassed and bullied at school just because of the color of their skin. It had not been part of their experience before, Alagna said.

One child told his parents he was never going to school again and, when asked why, he said it was because a group of his peers had gotten together and told him he did not belong, Alagna said. He said the other students told that child he would soon be sent back to where he came from.

“The kid was born in Kingston Hospital,” Alagna said.

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