Abbreviations

abccase

American Baptist Churches v. Meese

bbb

bed, bath, and bread accommodation

ccc

City Church Chicago (US)

cda

Christian Democrat Appeal (Dutch political party)

cec

Council of European Churches

coa

Central Agency for Reception of Asylum Seekers (nl)

cops

Community Oriented Policing Services (US)

cpnwr

Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge

crln

Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America (US)

crtf

Chicago Religious Task Force on Central America (US)

csc

Church and Society Commission

cws

Church World Service

D66

Democrats 66 (Dutch political party)

daca

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (US)

dci

Defence for Children International

dhs

Department of Homeland Security (US)

dt&v

Repatriation and Departure Service (nl)

doj

Department of Justice (US)

echr

European Convention on Human Rights

ecsr

European Committee of Social Rights

ECtHR

European Court of Human Rights

esc

European Social Charter

eu

European Union

fbi

Federal Bureau of Investigation (US)

fbo

faith-based organization

ice

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (US)

iirira

Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (US)

ind

Immigration and Naturalization Service (nl)

inlia

International Network of Local Initiatives with Asylum Seekers

ins

Immigration and Naturalization Service (US)

jag

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (US)

lppc

Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church (US)

lumc

Lincoln United Methodist Church (US)

lvv

national aliens facility (nl)

ngo

non-governmental organization

olc

Office of Legal Counsel (US)

osce

Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

pcn

Protestant Church in the Netherlands

rfra

Religious Freedom Restoration Act (US)

scotus

Supreme Court of the United States of America

sndvu

Foundation for Emergency Reception of Homeless Aliens in Utrecht (nl)

stil

Support Center for Illegal Immigrants in Utrecht (nl)

tectf

Tucson Ecumenical Task Force on Central America

tfeu

Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union

trp

The Resurrection Project (US)

udhr

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

umc

United Methodist Church

UN

United Nations

upec

United Pentecostal and Evangelical Churches

usc

United States Code

vbl

freedom-limiting location (nl)

vng

Association of Netherlands Municipalities

vvd

People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (Dutch political party)

waucc

Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ (US)

wmo

Social Support Act (nl)