The Common Good

Pastor Who Granted Sanctuary Releases 'Why Am I a Deportation Priority?' Video

Rev. Seth Kaper-Dale, pastor of the Reformed Church of Highland Park in Newark, NJ, has been advocating for Indonesian immigrants in his congregation.

After years of living in the United States, a large group of immigrants—many of whom escaped religious persecution at home—is being threatened with deportation. Some have already been deported. One, Saul Timisela, has taken sanctuary in the church.

Below is a video Kaper-Dale produced concerning the matter.

"The question 'Why Am I A Deportation Priority?' is a question that I imagine is asked by undocumented people all around this country," Kaper-Dale wrote in an email accompanying the video. "While our efforts are obviously driven by our love for our Indonesian congregants, we believe this message might be one that others can connect with."

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