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In NJ, Clergy Are Often Immigrants' Greatest Advocates

Firsthand experience transforms Newark priest into activist fighting U.S. policies on immigration detention

Clergy Are Often Immigrants’ Biggest Advocates (via NJ News Commons)

By MIRIAM ASCARELLI and TERRENCE McDONALD for THE IMMIGRATION PROJECT Three years ago, when Father Karl Esker became the associate pastor of St. James Church, a close-knit Brazilian parish in the heart of Newark’s Ironbound section, he knew a big…

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