Last updated on: 3/3/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Sanctuary 2014 (formerly New Sanctuary Movement) Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“[We] take a public, moral stand for immigrants’ rights. We witness the violation of these rights under current immigration policy, particularly in the separation of children from their parents due to unjust deportations… We are deeply grieved by the violence done to families through immigration raids. We cannot in good conscience ignore such suffering and injustice […] We call for an immediate moratorium on all raids and unjust deportations that cause the separation of families, until such time as the broken system of immigration laws is fixed. We… actively and publicly work for comprehensive immigration reform in the United States.”

“New Sanctuary Movement Pledge and Covenant,” www.newsanctuarymovement.org (accessed Oct. 19, 2007)

Description:

“The New Sanctuary Movement is a coalition of interfaith religious leaders and participating congregations, called by our faith to respond actively and publicly to the suffering of our immigrant brothers and sisters residing in the United States.”

“New Sanctuary Movement Pledge and Covenant,” www.newsanctuarymovement.org (accessed Oct. 19, 2007)

Mission:

“We Covenant To: Take a public, moral stand for immigrants’ rights; Reveal, through education and advocacy, the actual suffering of immigrant workers and families under current and proposed legislation; Protect immigrants against hate, workplace discrimination, and unjust deportation.”

“New Sanctuary Movement Pledge and Covenant,” www.newsanctuarymovement.org (accessed Oct. 19, 2007)

Other:
501(c)(3) Public Charity