Southside Presbyterian Revives Sanctuary Movement…Daily Beast

What is most interesting in this article is the clear description of how quality legal representation makes such a difference in immigration cases. Unfortunately, most people in the system get little or none, or they pay many thousands of dollars to lawyers and get deported anyway because the cases are so difficult.

Also of interest is the description of detention conditions–the cold holding tanks, loud music, harassment by guards… techniques designed to make the detainees give up. -Molly

This Church Is Reviving the Sanctuary Movement to Shelter Undocumented Immigrants From Deportation

As the immigration debate gets even more politicized, one church on the Arizona border is quietly taking up a long-held tradition of offering safe haven for families facing deportation.

Daniel Neyoy Ruiz doesn’t sleep much. He lies awake on the bunk bed he shares with his wife and 13-year-old son, wondering what he will do if he’s forced to leave them. Every police siren sends his stomach into knots: Is this it? Are they coming for me?…

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Belen is a recent journalism graduate from California State University, Northridge. She's covered a myriad of topics including: women in underserved communities, health, education equality, consumer issues, politics, career and job search. Belen is currently looking for any freelance or permanent writing opportunities. Follow her @journobelen.

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