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February 9, Media: Interfaith Movement Featured in The Mercury News

The Mercury News, “In Trump era, Bay Area churches offer sanctuary to undocumented immigrants”

February 5, 2017

Our team in the Bay Area is diligently working to provide Sanctuary to those in need.  The following article shares the story of a family that has been provided sanctuary in Bay Area with a congregation that is a part of our Sanctuary Team. The Mercury News detailed their experience and the work of our Sanctuary teams.  We are thankful that we have had the opportunity to not only provide sanctuary to those in need but to also train teams who are interested in providing sanctuary.

It was a very brave action that she has taken and I’m so happy that there is an organized sanctuary coalition in Denver that has been able to offer an alternative choice for her, rather than just her walking into her own deportation,” said the Rev. Deborah Lee, immigration program director for the Oakland-based Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity. “I think ‘sanctuary’ provides another community alternative for people.

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