Churches in Arizona Provides Shelters to Immigrants Charged with Deportation
Jan 06, 2016 06:45 AM EST
The churches in Arizona announced that it would offer its churches as sanctuaries for immigrants being charged with deportation. The action made by various churches in Arizona was in response to the wide scale deportation scheme of the government.
According to AZ Central, the Department of Homeland Security initiated an effort for the past weekend to gather and deport adults and children. These people had entered the country illegitimately and stayed even after being ordered by a judge to leave the country once the verdict has been served.
Moreover, the same article cited the statement from the Immigrant Officials indicating that there are 121 adults and children that were taken into custody. The statement also disclosed that most of these people are already in the process of being deported.
It is a part of the enforcement operation, being implemented by the government in states such as Georgia, Texas and even North Carolina. It was not just today that the deportation crisis began. It was already mentioned in the past article of Huffington Post that the deportation activities were already underway.
Even churches in Chicago have opened their doors to those in danger of deportation, as cited by The Wall Street Journal. It appears that the collaborative response of churches from different states is united, upon answering the need of providing shelter to those charged with deportation.
Despite the negativity that the deportation scheme had entailed, the kind act that these churches in Arizona have rendered is a direct display of compassion for these people convicted of illegal entry.
As these churches opened doors to be a temporary shelter and dwelling of children and adults, the reality that more and more people are entering the country illegally settles in. The worldwide difficulties of life and financial burdens have made these people to seek easy and illegal passage to attain the much-desired American Dream.