Detroit church offers hospitality

On January 17 an immigrant family took sanctuary at Detroit: Central United Methodist Church. From Albania, the husband is threatened with deportation; he is the main caregiver for his wife, who has multiple sclerosis. The family will live at the church indefinitely.

Central UMC in Detroit, a sanctuary congregation, welcomes man facing deportation.

“Saying they answer to a higher law, Central United Methodist Church, a historic Protestant congregation in Detroit, said Tuesday {January 17] that it is taking in an undocumented Albanian immigrant whom the U.S. government wants to deport next week.

“It’s the first time a church in metro Detroit has announced that it is taking in an immigrant wanted by ICE for deportation since President Donald Trump took office, advocates say.”

READ THE REPORT in The Detroit Free Press, January 17, 2018.

 

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