Immigrants have been arrested looking for alternatives to Flint water

March 21, 2016
By Mark Pattison
Catholic News Service
National Catholic Reporter

Imagine turning on the tap in the morning and seeing something that’s “looked like toilet water coming out of your faucet,” in the words of one Catholic leader. That’s been the reality facing tens of thousands of residents of Flint, Mich., every day for more than a year.

Now, imagine looking for safe, potable water and getting arrested for your trouble. That, too, is the reality – and the fear – for immigrants living in Flint without legal permission.