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South Carolina church to serve as safe-haven for undocumented immigrants

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.

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