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It’s been less than a week since President Obama took the podium at American University to make the case for comprehensive immigration reform — a speech that resonated with Catholics, Jews, evangelicals and mainline Protestants — and the clergy involved in the interfaith movement for new legislation used the July 4 holiday to preach on this issue to congregations across the country.

In Texas, The New York Times reported that “pastors, priests, rabbis and ministers used their Independence Day sermons to promote the cause of fixing a broken immigration system.” The Houston Chronicle also covered this story.

Meanwhile, the San Diego Union Tribune reported that immigration officials have granted “Son of Hamas” author Mosab Hassan Yousef political asylum in the United States. Yousef, a Christian convert who spied on Palestinian terrorists for Israel and has been disowned by his family, said he plans to seek U.S. citizenship and apply to Harvard University to pursue a master’s degree in Middle Eastern studies. How’s that for an American dream?

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