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Church Leaders Talk To KCK Police About Immigration Issues

A group of church leaders is calling on the Kansas City, Kansas Police to address the treatment of immigrants in Wyandotte County. The police chief will be meeting with representatives of the group next month, though police say immigration enforcement is a federal issue. Lutheran minister Mike May said at a press conference outside police headquarters that the treatment of illegal immigrants is also church concern.

MAY: Who would Jesus deport? The answer is nobody . . . full stop . . . end of sentence . . . nobody.

The Immigrant Justice Advocacy Movement has offered church sanctuary to one undocumented family facing deportation. Church leaders say the family was being harassed by neighbors in Kansas City Kansas. The group helped relocate the family to Johnson County.

Sylvia Maria Gross is storytelling editor at KCUR 89.3. Reach her on Twitter @pubradiosly.
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