Massachusetts Church Puts Baby Jesus in Cage as Part of Immigration-Themed Nativity Scene

The nativity scene in Dedham has a baby Jesus in a cage, calling attention to immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border. (WBZ-TV)

A Massachusetts church that made headlines over its nativity scene last Christmas is attracting attention again this holiday season.

The nativity scene at St. Susanna Parish is hoping to shine a light on the topic of immigration.

The scene was set up over the weekend. It shows Baby Jesus inside a black cage and the three wise men separated by a fence with a sign that reads “deportation”

The unusual holiday display was created in hopes of sparking conversations about how immigrants are being treated at the United States-Mexico border, including the separation of children from their parents.

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SOURCE: CBS 4 Boston WBZ, by Beth Germano