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John Calvin puts forward a very simple reason why love is the greatest gift: “Because faith and hope are our own: love is diffused among others.” In other words, faith and hope benefit the possessor, but love always benefits another. In John 13:34–35 Jesus says, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Love always requires an “other” as an object; love cannot remain within itself, and that is part of what makes love the greatest gift.
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Philadelphia Terminates Contract With ICE

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Caving to progressive demands, the city of Philadelphia announced it is ending a major contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement sharing real-time arrest information.

 

The decade-long arrangement will expire at the end of August.

 

The information, contained in Philadelphia’s Preliminary Arraignment Reporting System (PARS), alerts authorities when new arrests are made, and includes arrestee's full names, countries of origin, and Social Security numbers. While PARS does not indicate immigration status, Democrats charged that ICE nevertheless abused the database to investigate potential immigration violations.

 

Anyone who interacts with law enforcement is entered into the database, including those who are arrested, victims and witnesses, with some limits on what ICE officers can view. (FoxNews.com)

 

“I cannot in good conscience allow the agreement to continue,” Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney, who celebrated the city's sanctuary status last month, told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "We're not going to provide them with information so they can go out and round people up."

 

He said he wished he could abolish the agency altogether.  

 

"If I could abolish ICE, I would,” he added. “But we can abolish this contract, and we are."

 

ICE denied any wrongdoing. 

 

n a statement to Fox News, ICE officials reiterated that the agency had not breached its agreement with Philadelphia in any way, including by engaging in racial profiling or accessing information without the city's approval. They added that they were "deeply disappointed" in the city's decision, saying the city had not pointed to any specific instances of alleged misconduct by ICE.

 

The move comes after Occupy ICE protesters camped out for weeks demonstrating against the agency. After the announcement, however, they packed up. 

 

Protesters say they are willing to stand down after city officials agree to stop cooperating with federal immigration enforcers.

From marches, to flooding City Hall, to setting up camp, a group known as “Occupy ICE Philadelphia” has been entrenched in Center City for the better part of the month, but that came to an end Saturday.

 

“We were very clear with the city that we would stay in this space until PARS collaboration came to an end,” said activist Deborah Rose. (CBS Philadelphia)

 

The Department of Homeland Security blasted the city’s decision, with spokeswoman Katie Waldman saying Philadelphia will only end up "harboring criminal aliens."

 

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He is so proud that he does not care about law and order.  The only thing worse than his dacing is his intellect.

 

 

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