Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Churches vow to shelter immigrants

From Seattle-

Puget Sound-area faith leaders, gathered at St. Mark's Cathedral, delivered a May Day message of defiance to the Trump administration and a bid to put the ice on ICE raids targeting undocumented immigrants.

In a re-launching of the Sanctuary Movement, congregations pledged to serve as "places of respite and refuge on a short-term basis in the case of local raids, sweeps or communal fear of harassment or hate violence."

"We will welcome the outside, the stranger, the undocumented immigrant, the documented immigrant," said Father Antonio Illas of St. Matthew/San Mateo Episcopal Church in Auburn.

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