In a January 5 United Church of Christ press release, Rev T Michael Rock, pastor of Robbinsdale United Church of Christ, denounced recent ICE raids as “criminal.”
In response to ICE round up of hundreds of undocumented immigrants for deportation, Rock condemned the raids and called on local congregations to offer sanctuary.
“What ICE is doing is criminal. These are people with lives and families, and it is our faith imperative to respond and offer hospitality,” he said. “People of faith have been doing that for 2,000 years.”
Rock added that his congregation is keeping immigrants at risk for deportation in its prayers, and will consider offering sanctuary if a family comes to its doorstep.
Read more at ucc.org: UCC churches offer sanctuary from January immigration raids