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The Looming Conflict between Trump’s Immigration Sweeps and Religious Freedom

posted on February 13, 2017

The Washington Post’s Philip Bump reports that in the wake of President Trump’s anti-immigrant policies, churches face tough decisions when they act as places of refuge for the vulnerable. Typically ICE agents have not raided places of worship or other sensitive locations, and Bump notes that churches have historically acted as sanctuaries as illustrated in the Bible. But, he writes, “Since sanctuary isn’t a legal doctrine, those who offer it to immigrants in the country illegally are putting themselves at risk under statutes outlawing the harboring of undocumented immigrants.”

Read at The Washington Post