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dc.contributor.otherDietrich, Lauraen
dc.contributor.otherSchroeder, Patriciaen
dc.coverage.spatialMexico, Central America and the Caribbeanen
dc.coverage.spatialEl Salvadoren
dc.coverage.spatialGuatemalaen
dc.creatoren
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-20T22:50:29Zen
dc.date.available2012-01-20T22:50:29Zen
dc.date.created1985-10-26en
dc.date.issueden
dc.identifier.otherAPT-BAG: georgetown.edu.10822_552658.tar;APT-ETAG: caa5e001bfe243cd76c701b3432419a1-13; APT-DATE: 2017-06-09_08:04:49en
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dc.descriptionIn 1982 the South Side Presbyterian Church of Tucson, Arizona became the first church in the United States to declare itself a sanctuary for refugees fleeing turmoil in El Salvador and Nicaragua. From there the sanctuary movement expanded rapidly, attracting support from Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish religious groups. By 1985 the movement had grown to include over 250 churches around the country. What the religious groups saw as a morally-drive humanitarian movement, however, the Reagan Administration viewed as an illegal political ploy designed to challenge U.S. policy in Central America. Activists claimed that unlike refugees from Nicaragua, where the left-wing Sandinista government was the target of U.S. backed opposition, the majority of those fleeing violence in Guatemala and El Salvador arrived in the United States only to be denied political asylum. Convinced that refugees exported back to their home countries would face persecution or even death at the hands of their government, churches and synagogues opened their doors to those turned away by the United States, setting up a showdown between immigration authorities and the religious community. In this episode, host Peter Krogh sits down with Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder of Colorado and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Laura Dietrich to discuss the growing Sanctuary Movement in the United States and ask, is this movement primarily driven by humanitarian or political concerns?en
dc.description.abstractExamines the Sanctuary movement in the United States: is it primarily a humanitarian movement or a political challenge to the policies of the Reagan Administration in Central America?en
dc.format.extent28 min.en
dc.format.mediumMPG4 H.264en
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.publisherWETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)en
dc.publisherBlackwell Corporation (Washington D.C.)en
dc.publisherGeorgetown University. School of Foreign Serviceen
dc.publisherSouth Carolina Educational Television Networken
dc.relationDean Peter Krogh Foreign Affairs Digital Archiveen
dc.relation.urihttps://mediapilot.georgetown.edu/ssdcms/i.do?u=28d1792673224dben
dc.sourceAmerican Interestsen
dc.subject.lcshSanctuary movementen
dc.subject.lcshPolitical refugees -- Central Americaen
dc.subject.lcshChurch work with refugees -- United Statesen
dc.subject.lcshUnited States -- Foreign relations -- Central Americaen
dc.subject.lcshCentral America -- Foreign relations -- United Statesen
dc.subject.otherImmigrationen
dc.subject.otherSociety, Culture and Religionen
dc.subject.otherSanctuary Movementen
dc.subject.otherPolitical Asylumen
dc.subject.otherEl Salvador Refugeesen
dc.subject.otherGuatemalan Refugeesen
dc.titleSanctuary Movement and U.S. policy in Central Americaen
dc.title.alternativeSanctuary Movement and United States policy in Central Americaen


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