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ICE Came for a Tennessee Town’s Immigrants. The Town Fought Back.

posted on June 11, 2018

The New York Times’ Miriam Jordan reports on a recent U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid in Tennessee that detained 97 factory workers. The town rallied around the affected families, and a local Catholic church became a crisis response center. “As a minister of the Gospel, my concern is for affected families and especially the innocent children. These people are my neighbors and live in my community,” says David Williams, a Baptist pastor in town. “Our congregation as well as the community is divided on the issue. I try to keep it humanitarian, not political, and certainly not racial!”

Read at The New York Times