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Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

 

Federal judge accepts religious liberty defense of immigrant rights activists

Immigration at the boarder

by: Jack JenkinsFeb. 4, 2020 (RNS) — An Arizona federal judge has reversed the convictions of four faith-based volunteers who were fined and put on probation for aiding migrants at the border, saying that the activists were simply exercising their “sincerely held religious beliefs.” The ruling in United States v. Hoffman, which was announced on Monday (Feb. 3), upended a lower court decision that found the activists guilty of breaking federal law by leaving out water and food for migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona’s Cabeza Prieta National WildlifeRead More