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Noel Andersen, representative of Church World Service, one of the organizations that organized the telephone link, said these cases reflect the effect that the harsh “zero tolerance” policies of this Administration have on immigrant families.

“They are fighting against unjust laws and policies, fighting against the separation of families, of deportations, so that mothers like them can stay with their families,” said Andersen, who is also one of the national coordinators of the movement. sanctuary.

He indicated that in 2016 there were 400 churches and congregations participating in this initiative and that in 2017, after Trump arrived at the White House, this figure rose to 1,100 churches.

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