Sanctuary Houses of Worship
In this Dec. 6, 2016 photo, Pastor Abraham Waya poses inside the Central United Methodist Church in Brockton, Mass., after announcing the church will become an immigrant sanctuary. Hundreds of houses of worship representing an array of faiths around the country are offering to provide sanctuary for people who could face deportation. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
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More than 800 churches across the U.S. are offering support and shelter to undocumented immigrants to protect them from deportation. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has a general practice of not arresting people in “sensitive areas,” such as schools, hospitals, and churches. But critics say religious organizations should not be permitted to harbor lawbreakers, and argue churches who break the law should lose their tax-exempt status. Should sanctuary churches be prosecuted?
Many churches see providing sanctuary as a moral obligation and an act of civil disobedience against laws
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