As federal officials crack down on illegal immigration, many in Hawaiʻi’s faith community are mobilizing. But actions come with risks. In her continuing series on undocumented immigrants in Hawaiʻi, HPR contributing reporter Jackie Young has the story.
Several churches and faith groups in Hawaiʻi are considering offering sanctuary to immigrants who are here illegally. Some so-called “Immigrant Welcoming Congregations” or IWCs may risk hosting undocumented immigrants. Others may simply help with food, financial, or moral support.
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Rev. Steven Costa has discussed the possibility of becoming a sanctuary with his supervisor at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church in Kalihi.
“We’ve talked about the possibility, like on the mainland, where a young woman or family comes here many years ago, children are born, families are together and growing,
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