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Churches Revive Sanctuary for Immigrants

September 14, 2014 (1 min read)

"Robles Loreto is the third immigrant to take sanctuary in a church this year in Arizona, reviving a popular movement from the 1980s that sought to help Central American migrants fleeing civil wars stay in the United States by letting them live inside churches, where immigration officials generally do not arrest people.  Although the latest version of the movement so far appears to have only taken place in Arizona, national immigration advocates say it’s about to grow, propelled by activists hoping the sanctuary movement will draw attention to the lack of immigration reform." - Associated Press, Sept. 9, 2014.