After 3 1/2 years living inside a Missouri church to avoid deportation, Honduran immigrant Alex Garcia finally stepped outside Wednesday (Feb. 24), following a promise from President Joe Biden's administration to let him be.
Dozens of immigrants have taken sanctuary in churches as a last resort to stay in the country. Newly hopeful, they’re trying to capitalize on the moment, even with setbacks like a ruling blocking the Biden administration from enforcing its deportation moratorium.
Jose Chicas, a native of El Salvador who has been living in church sanctuary for more than three years, moved out Friday (Jan. 22) after President Joe Biden signed an executive order temporarily halting the deportation of undocumented immigrants.
Editor Brian Kaylor reflects on Christmas (yes, he thinks it is too early to celebrate) and the news that our country can’t find the parents of 545 children that our government separated from their parents at the border.
Agents with U.S. Border Patrol raided a faith-based humanitarian aid camp for undocumented immigrants near the U.S.-Mexico border Monday evening (Oct. 5), in the second action taken against the camp since July.
Michael Wangai (not his real name) has been in U.S. immigration “detention” since August 2019. The only crime he has committed is seeking political asylum in the United States with a certainty that if he returns to his home country of Kenya, he will be
Prominent faith leaders are condemning the apprehension of an undocumented immigrant on church grounds by federal officials, arguing the action violates a government policy that discourages agents from raiding “sensitive locations” such as churches, hospitals, and schools.
Federal agents lied to a Christian immigrant from Indonesia and then arrested the man on the grounds of Glenmont United Methodist Church in Silver Spring, Maryland. Now ICE plans to deport him, separating him from his family.
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