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After Arrest of Protected Immigrant, Sanctuary Church Members Cry Out for Justice

posted on November 27, 2018

Religion News Service’s Yonat Shimron reports, “Two days after government agents had forcibly detained Samuel Oliver-Bruno, an undocumented immigrant who had taken sanctuary at the CityWell Church, congregants stood up one after another at a Sunday service to cry out in protest.” Oliver-Bruno, a Mexican immigrant, became a beloved member of the multicultural United Methodist congregation in North Carolina after living in the basement of the church for almost a year to avoid a deportation order. He was arrested at an immigration office on Friday after he traveled there to submit his fingerprints, which he thought would help defer his deportation. At the Sunday service, congregant Corey Summers said, “Today God is binding us in suffering.”

Read at Religion News Service