Friday, March 24, 2017

The Sanctuary Movement

VOANews: Sanctuary Churches in US Mobilize to Help Undocumented

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says his department will not detain undocumented immigrants at "sensitive locations" such as churches. His comments last week came as congregations across the United States have mounted a grassroots movement to oppose the Trump administration’s immigration policies and to offer sanctuary to illegal immigrants threatened with immediate deportation. VOA’s Bill Rodgers visited one church at the heart of Washington’s immigrant community.
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VOANews: A Moral Imperative to Help Undocumented Immigrants

Faced with the Trump administration's promised crackdown on immigration, faith communities around the country are answering a new call: what they see as their moral imperative to help undocumented immigrants in their communities who face deportation. Niki Papadogiannakis spoke to faith leaders and activists who recently launched a network of sanctuary congregations in Washington.
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VOANews: US Attorney General Announces Penalties for Immigrant Sanctuaries

U.S. General Attorney Jeff Sessions has warned that cities and states protecting immigrant felons from deportation could face cuts in federal grants. Sessions called on citizens Monday to abide by U.S. immigration laws. But there is widespread resistance to tough immigrant measures, which many Americans consider inhumane. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports.
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