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San Diego Congregation Votes To Become A Sanctuary Church

The entrance to the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego is pictu...

Credit: First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego

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San Diego Congregation Vote To Become A Sanctuary Church

GUEST:

Rev. Kathleen Owens, First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego

Transcript

As California comes under increasing scrutiny from the Department of Justice for its new sanctuary state laws, a San Diego church has announced its status as a sanctuary congregation. Leaders of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego said the church will support immigrants under threat of deportation. They also pledged to work toward the larger goal of comprehensive immigration reform.

RELATED: Trump Administration Sues California Over Sanctuary Laws

Church leaders said they first started talking about becoming a sanctuary congregation following the Trump administration announcement in September that it was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This week congregants voted 93 percent in favor of becoming a sanctuary congregation.

Reverend Kathleen Owens, First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego, discusses what a sanctuary congregation can do to help immigrants facing deportation.

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