Post Tagged with: "sanctuary churches"

Rev. Fabian Arias (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYC Sanctuary Churches: ICE is Ramping Up Harassment

Immigration, Manhattan, Religion January 12, 2018 at 5:35 pm

In the wake of the controversial detention of immigrant rights leader Ravi Ragbir, the city’s sanctuary churches denounced the increased presence of ICE agents in their houses of worship, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Reverend Juan Carlos Ruiz, co-founder of the New Sanctuary Movement, mentioned that, aside from Morales, there are 10 other immigrants taking shelter in churches. (Photo by Victor Matos via El Diario)

Fear Grows that ICE May Not Respect Sanctuary Churches

Immigration, Manhattan August 22, 2017 at 4:59 pm

Local activists and politicians concede that no law prevents ICE agents from entering houses of worship, El Diario/La Prensa reports. 

Korean community representatives discussing legal services and other assistance for the undocumented. (Photo via New York Ilbo)

Helping Immigrants through Korean Sanctuary Churches

East Asian, Immigration, New York June 20, 2017 at 4:45 pm

Korean American Civic Empowerment and other organizations discussed how legal and other assistance for undocumented immigrants will be offered through sanctuary churches at a June 15 briefing, New York Ilbo reports.

Félix Cepeda at the start of his hunger strike. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Archdiocese Defends Work With Immigrants in Response to Hunger Strike

Dominican, Immigration, Latino, Manhattan, Religion May 30, 2017 at 1:14 pm

As activist Félix Cepeda stages a series of 24-hour hunger strikes urging the Archdiocese of New York to make its churches sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants, Catholic Charities responded it has welcomed immigrants for centuries, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Pastors and community leaders after discussing "sanctuary churches" for undocumented Koreans. (Photo via The Korea Times)

Korean American ‘Sanctuary Churches’

East Asian, Immigration, Religion March 8, 2017 at 6:44 pm

Korean-American pastors and community leaders announced the opening of “sanctuary churches” to undocumented Koreans, reports The Korea Times.

Sanctuary church of St. Peter’s, crowded with immigrant parishioners. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Sanctuary Churches Gear Up

Immigration, New York, Religion January 4, 2017 at 5:20 pm

Several religious centers in New York are broadening their network to protect undocumented immigrants, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Mayor Dennis Pilla, Councilman Luis Marino, State Senator George Latimer, State Assemblyman Steve Otis, Port Chester Police Chief Richard Conway, Port Chester Village Manager Christopher Steers, St. Peter’s Church Rector Father Hilario Albert and activist and HVCC director Luis Yumbla at the community meeting held in Port Chester to support immigrants facing fear. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Building Sanctuaries to Help Immigrants in Westchester

Elections 2016, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, Religion November 23, 2016 at 2:22 pm

Activists and politicians have begun promoting sanctuaries to be located in Port Chester and other cities in Westchester to protect undocumented immigrants against deportation, Westchester Hispano reports.