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Local Church Says Threat Of Immigration Raids Affects Attendance

Congregants at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Lincoln Heights celebrate Sunday service on the morning that immigration sweeps were supposed to begin.
Congregants at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Lincoln Heights celebrate Sunday service on the morning that immigration sweeps were supposed to begin.
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Parishioners at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Lincoln Heights said many regulars were missing at Sunday's services and blamed their absence on the threat of deportation sweeps by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

This story aired on July 15, 2019.