We are a Sanctuary City

This evening, hundreds gathered outside City Hall to protest recent actions by the Trump administration on immigration.   (See Mary Lupien’s video.)

As we’ve written, (see below) in 1986 Rochestarians gathered in support of refugees from El Salvador who had made their way to Rochester. Their plight would lead to the declaration that Rochester is a “city of sanctuaries.”

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Photo: Alaina Wainwright

Those hundreds on the steps of City Hall reaffirmed Rochester’s commitment to refugees and immigrants. The banner — recognizing the social justice work done in 1986 — says it all.
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Remember, Rochester is a “city of sanctuaries.”

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