Milestones: Apr. 8, 1985

SENTENCED. Jack Elder, 41, Roman Catholic activist director of a shelter in San Benito, Texas, that provides sanctuary to illegal Central American refugees; to 150 days in a halfway house, after being convicted in February of transporting Salvadorans who illegally entered the country and of conspiracy; in Brownsville, Texas. Elder, facing a maximum of 30 years, refused an offer of two years' probation if he would end his activities and public support for the sanctuary movement. The judge imposed a light jail sentence, he said, because "I admire your motivation."


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