Immigration reform may be a politically charged subject, but ultimately, says the head of America's Unitarian churches, it should be seen as a moral issue.
Peter Morales was elected to a four year term as president of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations in 2009, but he had been speaking out in support of immigrant rights well before that. So it was not exactly a surprise when he joined in a huge protest against Arizona's harsh anti-immigration law, SB 1070, and wound up getting arrested.
The reason he was in Arizona at that time, Morales explains, was to gauge whether to proceed with the Unitarians' plan to hold their annual conference in Phoenix next summer, or to join in the boycott of the state in economic protest against SB 1070.
In the meantime, Morales continues to advocate for a humane and comprehensive resolution of this country's immigration issues.