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Rev. Michael Ellick at The Peace House at 2116 NE 18th Ave, which is an ecumenical community of faith. Ellick was one of the faith leaders who was willing to get arrested for a cause in a series of civil disobedience actions against the federal Immigrant and Customs Enforcement office in Portland.

Rev. Michael Ellick at The Peace House at 2116 NE 18th Ave, which is an ecumenical community of faith. Ellick was one of the faith leaders who was willing to get arrested for a cause in a series of civil disobedience actions against the federal Immigrant and Customs Enforcement office in Portland.

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Arrested in the Fight for Civil Rights

Like King, immigration advocates use civil disobedience

When 124 asylum seekers were detained in a federal prison in Sheridan last summer after being caught up in President Donald Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy, civil rights groups, lawyers, activists, and faith leaders took steps to help get all of them out of lockup and bring light to the issue.