January 26, 2021

Boston Globe: Markey, Warren, and Castro lead Democrats urging Biden to protect immigrant families living in churches

WASHINGTON—More than two dozen congressional Democrats are asking President Biden to grant temporary protection from deportation to 40 immigrants living in houses of worship as part of his pledge of a new approach to immigration centered on decriminalization, reuniting families, and creating paths to citizenship for roughly 11 million people living without legal status in the US.

The immigrant families living in churches and synagogues across the country — including several in Massachusetts — were initially granted so-called stays of removal during the Obama administration but became targets of federal immigration officials under President Trump.

“Those in sanctuary have suffered enough,” read the letter to Biden led by Representative Joaquin Castro of Texas and Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and signed by 27 other lawmakers. “Your administration’s actions can bring them the relief they need and deserve.”


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By:  Jazmine Ulloa
Source: Boston Globe