Jose Chicas, a native of El Salvador who has been living in church sanctuary for more than three years, [moved] out Friday (Jan. 22) after President Joe Biden signed an executive order temporarily halting the deportation of undocumented immigrants.
Humiliated before the judge, he was read his rights, without any legal counsel and ordered to return to his home country. In the process of returning he caught COVID and was returned to those that would take his life because of his Christian faith.
"The fabric of our community has been violated."
Like slavery, immigration engages some of America’s deepest religious, racial, and geographic sensibilities.
Where are the biblical fundamentalists who say that American law should be based on the Bible? They should be leading the charge in support of Dreamers, refugees, and other immigrants.