May 10, 2007
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Churches in five large U.S. cities plan to protect illegal aliens from deportation, offering sanctuary if need be, as they pressure lawmakers to create a path to citizenship for the nation’s estimated 12 million to 20 million illegals.
Yesterday , a Catholic church in Los Angeles and a Lutheran church in North Hollywood each intended to shelter one person, and churches in other cities plan to do so in coming months as part of the “New Sanctuary Movement.”
“We want to put a human face to very complex immigration laws and awaken the consciousness of the human spirit,” said the Rev. Richard Estrada of Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Los Angeles, where one illegal alien will live…