ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) Lays Its Heavy Hand On Saratoga Springs – Local Church Offers Sanctuary

In a June 7 article, Wendy Libertore reported in the Times Union about recent arrests by ICE in Saratoga Springs and the community’s response.

The previous week ICE arrested sixteen men. 

On June 5 the Saratoga Springs Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church voted unanimously to offer sanctuary to those facing deportation. Speaking on behalf of the church, Terry Diggory  told the TU that “This is not a partisan stand.  We are taking a political stand for the welfare of the community because the rhetoric under the Trump Administration has turned distressing.”

Citing the reliance on undocumented workers by the flat track and the “hospitality industry”, a number of politicians and business people expressed their concern about the policy.

This is a link to the full story in the TU:

http://www.timesunion.com/allwcm/article/Church-to-provide-sanctuary-to-illegal-immigrants-11202578.php

Here is a link to a story from Channel Ten News about more arrests that took place yesterday in Saratoga Springs:

http://news10.com/2017/06/15/ice-arrests-11-people-in-saratoga-springs/

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) Lays Its Heavy Hand On Saratoga Springs – Local Church Offers Sanctuary”

  1. Meow! Not surprised.

    Kudos to the Saratoga Springs Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church for all that they do…
    Not that those initially responsible, should be held to ANY custodial responsibility or oversight; but I digress.

    Don’t leave a dish of milk out if you don’t want the cats to keep coming back.
    This town’s got a lot of milk, fo’ sure.

    Meow!

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    1. Yea good idea!..maybe we can create a dept within our gov’t for illegals…..maybe house them feed them school them….that’s why were here….you don’y\t have to like it…just pay for it….BS

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