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Nearly 800 Religious Congregations Participate in Movement "Sanctuary"

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Sanctuaries have legal protections

Trump and his Republican allies are supportive of eliminating funds for cities and "sanctuary" counties, but a recent report from the progressive group "Demos" noted that sanctuaries have protections under the Constitution and local laws.

Although communities can not completely prevent the work of federal immigration agents, they can, as has been done in the past, curb violations of the right to equal protection under the laws, as well as tactics of racial discrimination against The immigrants, according to the group.

"We believe that this time of crisis provides an opportunity for local governments and schools to build a community that ... protects its most vulnerable members and, in that way, expands the well-being and security of all," he said. one blog attorney Katherine Culliton-González, co -author of the report. [...]