Mississippi immigration raids cause ripple effect on churches

Credit: WAPT
Published on August 20, 2019 - Duration: 01:31s

Mississippi immigration raids cause ripple effect on churches

More problems in the wake of the ICE raids and food processing plants in Mississippi.

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Mississippi immigration raids cause ripple effect on churches

AND FOOD PROCESSING PLANTS INMISSISSIPPI.CHURCHES SAY THEY'RE ON THERECEIVING ENDOF THOSE PROBLEMS.BUT SOME ARE COMING TO THEIRRESCUE TOHELP THOSE FAMILIES IN NEED..

WESPOKE WITH A VOLUNTEER ABOUT HERCALL TO ACTION..

FIRST THE ARRESTS...680 PEOPLE DETAINED ANDPROCESSED FORBEING IN THE US ILLEGALLY... THEAFTERMATH, LEAVING SOMEADDITIONAL CONSEQUENCES... THEPASTOR OF A FOREST CHURCH SAYSTHE RAIDS HAVE LEFT THE SIZE OFHIS CONGREGATION CUT IN HALF...THERE ARE ALSO FAMILIES UPENDED,ANDJOBS LOST...BUT GROUPS LIKE MISSISSISSIPPIRESITE'ARE TRYING TO FILL THE VOID...ONE VOLUNTEER TELLS US, THE CALLTO ACTIONIS PERSONAL...I COME FROM A FAMILY OFIMMIGRANTS.

YOU KNOW, UH...I WASBORN HERE, BUT MY PARENTS WERENOT.

NONE OF MY UNCLES, AUNTS,GRANDPARENTS WERE.

AND, SO...IGREW UP SEEING THEM STRUGGLE.SEEING THEM STRUGGLE NOTONLY TO SPEAK THE LANGUAGE, BUTTO UNDERSTAND HOW THIS COUNTRYWORKS, AND WHY THEY DON'T WANTTHEM HERE THE GROUP THAT SANCHEZVOLUNTEERS WITH IS HELPINGIMMIGRANT COMMUNITIESHERE IN THE STATE WITH LEGALSUPPORT, THEYARE RAISING MONEY TO HELP WITHFOOD ANDOTHER EXPENSES, FOR THOSE NOWOUT OFWORK, AND THEY'RE ALSO MAKINGSURE THATPEOPLE KNOW THIER RIGHTS... SANCHEZ ALSO TELLS US THERE IS ALOT OF FEARAND ANXIETY IN THE MISSISSIPPI'SIMMIGRANTCOMMUNITIES, BUT THERE IS ALSO ASENSETHAT PEOPLE ARE COMING TOGETHERTOFIGHT, AND MAKE SURE NOTING LIKETHISMONTH'S RAIDS HAPPEN AGAIN...ANOTHER HOT AND HUMI

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