Churches offer Sanctuary to Protect Immigrants

Note: This article was previously published by Women AdvaNCe .

Sanctuary, a place of refuge or safety, is a basic human need denied to thousands of unauthorized immigrants in the United States. This group of immigrants performs some of the most difficult jobs on a daily basis with no protections. According to the Pew Research Center, unauthorized workers make up 25% of farmworkers, 15% of construction workers, and 40% of the meatpacking industry. Where would we be without immigrants contributing to our food system and many other industries? As the…