Priests and pastors are basing their sob story strategy on the continuing church occupation of Elvira Arellano, the convicted felon who is avoiding arrest by lounging among the Methodist pews in Chicago.
But there's not enough room in the inn, er church, for everyone who wants to avoid La Migra, so choices must be made. And churchies are choosing based on the sob stories with the highest sniffle value.
"We're choosing them for their personal stories," she said, "but we're training them in how to respond to questions about their plights." [L.A. church offers migrants sanctuary, Los Angeles Times 3/23/07]
Nice they admit their objective is to manipulate the media rather than do misguided good works!
And also to end lawful enforcement of US immigration law: "We have to stop the raids," stated priest Richard Estrada of Our Lady Queen of Angels in downtown LA.