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In Woodstock, Illinois, a prayer vigil was held on Sunday. It was to protest the dismantling of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) by the Trump administration, and local detention of immigrants based solely on their immigration status, which violates the Trust Act. The Trust Act is an Illinois law that bans the arrest…(Read More)

“Moses agreed to stay with the man, and he gave Moses his daughter Zipporah in marriage. She bore a son, and he named him Gershom [alien]; for he said, ‘I have been an alien residing in a foreign land’” (from today’s lectionary reading in Exodus 2:15-22…(Read More)

The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles reports that several of its clergy were among 35 people arrested during action to support immigrants. The LA Times describes the incident this way: Police arrested 35 demonstrators Thursday in downtown Los Angeles during a protest over recent actions by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, officials said…(Read More)

At its Convention last weekend, the Diocese of Los Angeles elected to become a “sanctuary diocese” for undocumented immigrants to the United States. In the explanation to the resolution, the Rev. Francisco J. Garcia, Rector of Holy Faith in Inglewood writes, For many years, immigrant families have suffered on the margins of our society. They…(Read More)

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