This is in response to your editorial (Nov. 29), "Trivializing a Human Issue."
To refer to any effort intended to save precious lives, whether a symbolic act or historic precedent, as trivial contributes to the apathy so prevalent in the country about what is happening in Central America.
The Sanctuary Movement, as well as the City Council's declaration of Los Angeles as a Sanctuary City, has as its primary objective to attempt to save life. At the same time, a clear message is sent to those charged with the fair administration of the law and national policy.
The church does not interfere in the political process of the country, but it has a moral responsibility to raise its voice in the face of injustice. The City Council is not attempting to interfere in the setting of immigration policy, but when so many of the people living within its jurisdiction are victims of prejudice and the violation of their human rights it (the City Council) had better not stand idly by and claim it has no responsibility.