Churches in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and other urban cities across the US have made offers to hide illegal immigrants in underground networks currently being set up.
This is in response to the continued efforts of the Trump Administration to enforce federal immigration law. The goal is to provide sanctuary from ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents to undocumented immigrants.
According to Daily Wire:
LA Voice, which bills itself as an ‘interfaith community’ based out of Los Angeles, is even spearheading efforts to unite 200 places of worship, particularly churches, to provide sanctuary shelter to illegal immigrants to avoid deportation.
These various religious groups are coming together to take in illegal immigrants. They also plan to hide them out in underground network housing facilities provided by synagogues, mosques and churches throughout Southern California. Some fear that these actions may make the groups future targets of the federal government. But, they believe it’s their Godly duties to assist.
The Daily Wire article continues:
In Chicago, Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church is toying with the idea of a ‘public underground network that could move undocumented immigrants from church to church or into homes to keep them out of reach of federal officials.’
These church officials, serving mostly ‘progressive’ congregations, appear to be exploiting ICE’s stated policy of sensitivity when it comes to infringing on spaces of worship.
‘ICE lists churches as ‘sensitive locations’ that should be avoided unless circumstances require immediate action, or if there is prior approval from a site supervisor.’