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UNITED STATES: 800 Points of reference for immigrants

Many churches and religious congregations have joined the Movimiento de Sanctuary, with 800 points of reference, to offer protection to undocumented immigrants who are in the United States.

Now, religious leaders, Protestants, Catholics and Jews are thinking of including mosques, in addition to organizing vigils and protests.

There were widespread protests over U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision, last January, to temporarily ban the entrance of citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries and pause America’s refugee program. Catholic leaders have criticized the decision, calling it a “dark moment in American history.”


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