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Father Luis Olivares a Biography

Mario T. García


This is the amazing untold story of the Los Angeles sanctuary movement’s champion, Father Luis Olivares (1934-1993), a Catholic priest and a charismatic, faith-driven leader for social justice. Beginning in 1980 and continuing for most of the decade, hundreds of thousands of Salvadoran and Guatemalan refugees made the hazardous journey to the United States, seeking asylum from political repression and violence in their home states. Instead of being welcomed by the “country of immigrants,” they were rebuffed by the Reagan administration, which supported the governments from which they fled. To ... More

Keywords: sanctuary movement, social justice, Central American refugees, Reagan administration, César Chávez, Father Luis Olivares, Los Angeles

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469643311
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643311.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mario T. García, author