NEWBERRY COUNTY, SC (WCBD) – A church in Newberry will soon be the first in the state to serve as a safe-haven for undocumented immigrants.
Members there plan to house illegal immigrants in the fellowship hall, which would be a violation of federal law.
“We’re not doing it because it’s political, because it’s noteworthy, controversial, because of anything. It’s just because we think it’s the right thing to do and we’re able to do it,” said Martha Deroshier, the church’s treasurer.
The local sheriff believes this is a test. He says if the government does not respond, it could open the door to other churches doing the same thing.
- Woman accused of assaulting teen at Dorchester County pool pleads guilty, affidavit shows
- Record count reported for mysterious paralyzing illness
- Regional transportation plans to be unveiled this week before final adoption
- Former chairman of the board at the Dorchester Children's Advocacy Center passes away