Sanctuary for Salvadoran and Guatemalan Refugees


Corporate Stance on Sanctuary for Salvadoran and Guatemalan Refugees

We, the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, have adopted a corporate stance to support political refugees from El Salvador and Guatemala by means of public Sanctuary as witness to the injustice of the polity of the United States government to return these refugees to their homelands when there is well-founded fear of persecution because of political turmoil in their countries. We believe that political asylum should be granted these refugees in accord with the United Nations Convention and Protocol Relating to Refugees and as adopted by the United States Refugee Act of 1980.
– Adopted 1981

Sisters at the demonstration at the School of the Americas in Fort Benning, GA.