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Detained, but not forgotten

Representatives from the ELCA and its partners visit the Elizabeth (N.J.) Detention Center. The group spent time with detainees in worship and hearing their stories.  Photo: Courtesy of Seafarers International House

A guard opens the door to the nondescript room and about 40 men file in. Most are wearing blue jumpsuits; some wear orange. Their expressions vary widely, but nearly all offer warm greetings as they enter. Several languages are spoken among them.   It was a Wednesday evening at the Elizabeth (N.J.) Detention Center, a U.S. Immigration […]

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