Sanctuary in the Streets Group Planning to ‘Disrupt’ Immigration Raids Under President Trump

The pro-illegal alien group New Sanctuary Movement is recruiting 1000 volunteers to “disrupt immigration raids” in the Philadelphia area after Donald Trump is sworn in as president in January. The group posted a statement about its plans to interfere with federal law enforcement.

“We need a massive escalation of our faith rooted work for justice to face the next presidency with strength. As part of this escalation, the New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia will be recruiting 1,000 people to join our Sanctuary in the Streets Campaign to disrupt immigration raids. The Sanctuary in the Streets Campaign hosts a 24-hour immigration raid emergency hotline. As a volunteer, you will receive alerts when a raid occurs, and you will join us in disrupting the raid and supporting the family being targeted. We will host non-violent action trainings throughout the next two months to prepare. “

The Sanctuary in the Streets campaign posted a statement on Facebook on Friday calling for volunteers.

El miedo es valido, y también tenemos que convertirlo en fuerza. No nos vamos a quedar de brazos cruzados ante el odio y el racismo. Creceremos, nos fortaleceremos, refinaremos nuestra organización. Nos prepararemos para proteger a nuestras familias y comunidades con la fe feroz que nos empodero a cruzar fronteras por nuestras familias.

Aumentaremos nuestra red de defensa ante las redadas de inmigración a la fortaleza de por lo menos 1000 personas listas para responder. Si tu o alguien que tu conoces estan interesadas en ser parte del Santuario en las Calles, llenen este formulario!

[English] Fear is important, and we also need to convert its energy into strength. We will not remain with arms crossed in the face of hate and racism. We will grow, we will be stronger, we will refine our organization. We will prepare to protect our families and communities with the fierce faith that empowered us to cross borders for our families.

We will escalate our immigration raid defense network to 1000 people strong. If you or someone you know wants to sign up to be a part of the Sanctuary in the Streets Campaign, please fill out this form!
http://bit.ly/2eZr92o

A form to fill out to volunteer is hosted at Google Docs.

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Sanctuary in the Streets Sign up Form
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We need a massive escalation of our faith rooted work for justice to face the next presidency with strength. As part of this escalation, the New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia will be recruiting 1,000 people to join our Sanctuary in the Streets Campaign to disrupt immigration raids. The Sanctuary in the Streets Campaign hosts a 24-hour immigration raid emergency hotline. As a volunteer, you will receive alerts when a raid occurs, and you will join us in disrupting the raid and supporting the family being targeted. We will host non-violent action trainings throughout the next two months to prepare.

Sanctuary in the Streets emergency hotline number: 267-333-9530

Please fill out the following form and we will be in touch regarding next steps.

Español:

Necesitamos un incremento masivo de nuestro trabajo por la justicia basado en la fe para enfrentar la siguiente presidencia con fuerza. Como parte de esta escalada, el Nuevo Movimiento Santuario reclutara 1,000 personas para la Campaña Santuario en las Calles para interrumpir las redadas de inmigración. La Campania Santuario en las Calles mantiene una linea de emergencia de 24 horas en caso de redadas en nuestras comunidades. Como voluntario, recibirás alertas cuando ocurra una redada y juntos las interrumpiremos y apoyaremos a las familias siendo perseguidas. Tendremos entrenamientos de acción no-violenta durante los siguientes dos mesas para prepararnos.

Linea de emergencia de Santuario en las Calles: 267-333-9530

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The move to disrupt immigration raids is a sharp departure by the Sanctuary in the Streets campaign from its original tactics of documenting raids, supporting families and providing legal education as to rights of illegal aliens. The Washington Post spoke in May to one of the leaders of the New Sanctuaries Movement that is made up of Philadelphia area religious congregations.

…The Fix reached out to Father John Olenick, pastor of Visitation Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM) Roman Catholic Parish. Visitation BVM, a multi-ethnic church in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood, is a place where each Sunday, multiple Masses are held. There are three in Spanish, one in English and one in Vietnamese. The church is also one of 19 member congregations in the New Sanctuaries Movement. (More information below.) When Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced in January plans for mass immigration raids, New Sanctuary members and staff set up the emergency hotline and “Know Your Rights” training sessions for undocumented immigrants.

…OLENICK: [The] New Sanctuary Movement is an interfaith, multicultural immigrant-justice organization fighting to win more just and humane laws for immigrants and to keep immigrant families together. We are united in our shared faith values of justice, dignity, and hospitality for all, regardless of immigration status. We’ve worked for the past nine years to keep immigrant families together through the successful campaign to end the practice of the Philadelphia police collaborating with deportations. [We] accompany families facing deportation, and are now working on a campaign to win driver’s licenses for undocumented Pennsylvanians.

…OLENICK: The hotline is a 24/7 emergency phone number that is staffed by New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia employees [and only takes calls from the Philadelphia areas]. When an immigrant sees or experiences a raid, they can call the hotline, and we will immediately deploy teams of volunteers to go to the site of the raid to hold a prayer vigil, film the raid, bear witness, and be with the family. We have over 50 volunteers at the ready, all of whom are clergy or people of faith from our member congregations. We’re publicizing the number on social media, through the Spanish and English press, in our congregations, and handing out know-your-rights cards with the number throughout the city…

H/t John Cardillo.

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