Sacramento congregations pledge to shelter undocumented immigrants from raids

Religious congregations in the Sacramento area have agreed to shield undocumented immigrants from possible federal raids, an organized response to orders signed by President Donald Trump this week calling for more aggressive enforcement of immigration laws.

Sacramento Area Congregations Together (ACT), a social justice advocacy organization representing more than 50 religious groups, said roughly 30 interfaith clergy leaders will provide some form of assistance to undocumented immigrants in danger of deportation.

So far, five clergy whose houses of worship could support families for extended periods of time would allow undocumented immigrants to stay there, sheltering them from federal immigration officers. More congregations are expected to agree to shield immigrants in their facilities.

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