SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Four Syracuse churches have declared themselves “sanctuaries” for immigrants fleeing deportation, joining hundreds of other U.S. churches opposed to President Trump’s hardline position on illegal immigration.
All Saints Roman Catholic Church, St. Lucy’s Roman Catholic Church, University United Methodist Church and Plymouth Congregational Church have formed an interfaith coalition to support undocumented immigrants.
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All Saints, at 1340 Lancaster Ave. on the city’s East Side, is prepared to shelter any undocumented immigrant challenging the deportation process. It has a suite of rooms available in its parish annex next to the church.
The other three churches have agreed to provide material, interpersonal and spiritual support.
“Because we are called by our faith to do justice and to welcome the stranger, we join with them
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