Justice, Peace and Sustainability Weekly Announcement
Feb. 23, 2017
Stop Immigration Raids Outside of Churches
Last week, a group of Latino men had just left a warming shelter at Rising Hope Mission Church in Alexandria, Va., when federal agents suddenly surrounded them, pushed them up against a wall and began checking their immigration status. Under a policy set by the Obama administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents are supposed to avoid churches and other “sensitive locations.” Click here to learn more.
Click here to sign a petition to the Department of Homeland Security letting it know that sending agents to lie in wait outside a church is unacceptable. Ask it to follow both the letter and the spirit of the “sensitive locations” policy.
For more resources on the current shift in immigration policy and enforcement in the United States, go to the IHM Immigration Page.