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Southside church condemns detention of family by Border Patrol after traffic stop

A traffic stop over a car's tinted windows by a DPS trooper led to the detention of four people, including a 12-year-old girl, by U.S. Border Patrol agents during an incident recorded on social media Tuesday. ... Read more»

More than 400 Tucsonans protest separation of families at U.S.-Mexico border

As fury over the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their parents accelerates, more than 400 people in protested in Downtown Tucson, one of dozens of rallies planned nationwide. ... Read more»

Churches promise 'radical welcome' for migrants with revived Sanctuary movement

Leaders from 19 Southern Arizona congregations agreed to defend refugees and unauthorized immigrants from deportation, bucking the Trump administration's apparent plan to immediately deport 2-3 million people. The local faith leaders have joined a larger movement involving more than 700 religious congregations nationwide. ... Read more»

Immigrant given sanctuary in Tucson church granted stay by feds

After nearly a month in sanctuary at a South Side Tucson church, Daniel Neyoy Ruiz was granted a stay in his deportation case Monday. Neyoy Ruiz, his wife Karla, and their 13-year old son have been living at Southside Presbyterian Church since May 13, when a removal order issued by Immigration and Custom Enforcement went into effect.... Read more»3

Neyoy Ruiz remaining in sanctuary at Tucson church until immigration case closed

An illegal immigrant who sought sanctuary at a South Side church won't be immediately deported, officials said Thursday. But Daniel Neyoy Ruiz said that he and his family will remain at Southside Presbyterian Church until immigration officials close his case.... Read more»2

Tucson church gives sanctuary to undocumented man, family

The birthplace of the sanctuary movement in the 1980s, Southside Presbyterian is once again offering refuge for an undocumented immigrant behind its walls. Facing deportation at midnight, an undocumented immigrant has turned to the activist church for sanctuary.... Read more»1