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    When the Man Comes, Immigrants Turn to God

    Everyone’s welcome. Undocumented immigrants are finding refuge in U.S. churches — the only option many have to being deported to a violent homeland or enduring detention. The “sanctuary movement” was started in houses of worship during the 1980s before spreading to colleges and cities, and at least 32 congregations have opened their doors this year. As the Trump administration turns up the pressure on the undocumented, threatening to cut federal funding to so-called sanctuary cities, church doors are the one threshold immigration agents won’t cross — even if there’s no legal barrier.

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