Again, a Dallas Mayor Vows to Open an Office to Help Immigrants and Refugees

On Thursday, the mayor of Dallas went to a church in the Park Cities and vowed to do something one of his predecessors could not -- or, perhaps, would not. Speaking to an auditorium filled with religious and civic leaders, among them the county judge and a rabbi and an imam and heads of nonprofits, Mike Rawlings said the time has come to open an office in Dallas City Hall that will serve refugees and immigrants who, amid rumors of raids and further threats of travel bans, don't know where to turn. The loudest of all the amens came from a man sitting a few seats down from me: Dr. Jeff Warren, senior pastor at Park Cities Baptist Church and host of this event meant to organize those dealing with the fallout of actions being taken in Washington and Austin.  Continue reading...

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