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A welcome for two immigrant families taking church sanctuary in Philly

September 5, 2018

By Staff

Temperatures and passions soared at the First United Methodist Church of Germantown on Wednesday, as about a hundred people gathered to formally welcome two immigrant families who have taken sanctuary there to block their deportations.

Supporters massed on the front steps, raising placards that read, “No human is illegal” and “Families belong together,” then moved into the church for speeches, songs, and prayers.

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