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Everyone loves stuffed animals - Daniel B. Williams included! Bring your stuffies to the Stuffie Sleepover next Saturday so they can get to know our church! ...

Everyone loves stuffed animals - Daniel included! Bring your stuffies to the Stuffie Sleepover next Saturday so they can get to know our church!

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church - Austin, Texas added an event.

Wear your jammies and bring your favorite stuffed animal friend to St. Andrew’s on Saturday, October 28, at 7:00 p.m. for hot cocoa, ice cream sundaes, and stories! Leave the stuffies to spend the night and come to Sunday School on October 29 to see what fun they had!
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In the midst of a national firestorm of attacks on immigrants and sanctuary cities, Alirio Gámez took the prophetic and courageous step of entering into Sanctuary at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin. Tuesday September 5, the same day the Trump administration announced the termination of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), Alirio made a public statement for the dignity and rights of immigrants. "I entered Sanctuary because I have a right to live, and I want my life to be respected," he said.

Alirio fled El Salvador due to the increasing violence targeting him and his family. "It was not my dream to leave the country,” he said. “I had a good life and sufficient work. But I experienced the violence my country is suffering from, and had to flee for my life." He entered the U.S. seeking asylum, was detained by ICE and sent to three detention centers from south Texas to New Jersey. He followed the legal system to apply for asylum, but it failed him. Now he faces immediate deportation.

As people of faith and moral conscience, the Austin Sanctuary Network stands in solidarity with Alirio and our immigrant neighbors who face the fatal consequences of deportation. Our values of human life, dignity, and justice unite us to decry our broken immigration system and defend Alirio's life.

Join us in calling on ICE officials Norma Lacy and Daniel Bible to close the deportation case of Alirio Gámez and offer a stay of removal so he can stay here in our community.

Sign the petition here:

grassrootsleadership.ourpowerbase.net/civicrm/petition/sign?sid=42&reset=1
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In the midst of a national firestorm of attacks on immigrants and sanctuary cities, Alirio Gámez took the prophetic and courageous step of entering into Sanctuary at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin. Tuesday September 5, the same day the Trump administration announced the termination of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), Alirio made a public statement for the dignity and rights of immigrants. I entered Sanctuary because I have a right to live, and I want my life to be respected, he said.
 
Alirio fled El Salvador due to the increasing violence targeting him and his family. It was not my dream to leave the country,” he said. “I had a good life and sufficient work. But I experienced the violence my country is suffering from, and had to flee for my life. He entered the U.S. seeking asylum, was detained by ICE and sent to three detention centers from south Texas to New Jersey. He followed the legal system to apply for asylum, but it failed him. Now he faces immediate deportation.
 
As people of faith and moral conscience, the Austin Sanctuary Network stands in solidarity with Alirio and our immigrant neighbors who face the fatal consequences of deportation. Our values of human life, dignity, and justice unite us to decry our broken immigration system and defend Alirios life.
 
Join us in calling on ICE officials Norma Lacy and Daniel Bible to close the deportation case of Alirio Gámez and offer a stay of removal so he can stay here in our community.

Sign the petition here:

https://grassrootsleadership.ourpowerbase.net/civicrm/petition/sign?sid=42&reset=1