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Monday, July 09, 2007

A United Church of Christ Church in Simi Valley California is poised to join four other churches in Southern California in sheltering illegal immigrants as part of the "New Sanctuary Movement". According to the organization's web site, the movement is "a coalition of interfaith religious leaders and participating congregations, called by our faith to respond actively and publicly to the suffering of our immigrant brothers and sisters residing in the United States."

At the recent UCC General Synod, a resolution was passed that "called for all UCC settings to join others in advocating for justice and providing services for those in the undocumented community most in need".

According to the Ventura County Star, the shelter won't be available to just any illegal immigrant in need, only those "on the verge of deportation, have a strong work history and have children who are U.S. citizens". In other words, only those illegal immigrants who would make a good headline will be afforded shelter.
posted by UCCtruths, Monday, July 09, 2007

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