Another recent post by LIRS talks about an illegal immigrant who "faces deportation at the hands of ICE..."
LIRS even sent out a "MASSIVE DEPORTATION ALERT" about "large-scale ICE raids..."
These "raids" are aimed at people who are not obeying the United States justice system. "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement plans to conduct nationwide sweeps to arrest thousands of undocumented immigrant families that the government says have missed a court appearance or have been issued court-ordered removals from the country." (See here)
Why is the ELCA closely working with this organization? Well, look what the ELCA itself is doing in response the ICE initiatives here.
See some of the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service's actions and words below, as well as ELCA entities sharing this information: