Central Baptist Church's affiliation with the Philadelphia New Sanctuary Movement is a renewal of CBC's prophetic engagement in the original Sanctuary Movement, declared in a congregational vote in 1984. This reaffirmation today of our historic commitment is grounded in our congregation's vision of “justice rooted in spirituality” and “making a difference in community.”-Congregational Meeting April 25th, 2010.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Some News is Good!!!

In the last two days the New York Times has published three articles that indicate chinks in the wall of immigration enforcement are opening up.

On May sixth, the Times reported that Secure Communities legislation "is facing growing resistance from state governments and police officials across the country." Read article.

On May seventh, they reported that "Federal officials have issued a memorandum to the nation’s school districts on Friday saying it was against the law for education officials to seek information that might reveal the immigration status of children applying for enrollment." Read article.

Also on May seventh, they reported that "an immigration judge in Newark on Friday suspended the deportation of a Venezuelan man who is married to an American man, responding to an unusual signal this week from the Obama administration that it is exploring legal avenues for recognizing same-sex marriages in immigration cases." Read article.

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