PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - The fight for sanctuary families in Philadelphia will continue Monday morning as local clergy are expected to ask for more time for those families.
Those families will get some support in the form of a protest scheduled for Monday outside of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building.
Clergy from the New Sanctuary Movement will go to ICE to pray and show their support for two families currently living in sanctuary at a local church. A letter of support will be delivered to ICE District Director Simona Flores.
The Thompson and Reyes families both fled the threat of gangs in Jamaica and Honduras, and fear they and their young children could become victims of violence if they returned to their countries.
Both families tried to apply for asylum but were denied and now face deportation.