I am really excited to see that the UUA has joined the freshly organized New Sanctuary Movement.
May 2006, Immigration and Custom Enforcement has intensified its raids on
immigrants exponentially through Operation Return to Sender. ICE publicly states
this operation only targets "dangerous criminals" but the reality is different.
The raids are indiscriminate, arresting and hauling away criminals and hard
working people alike. Immigrants across this nation are terrorized. Families are
broken. Children have their parents taken away.
Now more than ever the
voice of the religious community needs to be heard calling for the passing of
just comprehensive immigration reform, for an immediate stop to the ICE raids
and offering hospitality and accompaniment to the millions living in
The UUA Office for Congregational Advocacy and Witness and the UUA
Washington Office are working with our congregations involved in The New
Sanctuary Movement and advocating for comprehensive immigration reform.