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FAQ's: Faith Group and Providing “Sanctuary” to Immigrants?

What are the risks of providing sanctuary to people who are undocumented immigrants? The American Civil Liberties Union provides some answers to common questions on this topic. Please note, this information is intended to provide only a general overview and does not replace the council of a an attorney.
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Sanctuary: A Discernment Guide for Congregations

The Sanctuary Movement is a growing movement of immigrant and faith communities who are standing with groups made vulnerable by the current political climate, including immigrants at risk of deportation.
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The Rise of Sanctuary: Getting Local Municipalities Out of the Business of Deportation

The idea of sanctuary often centers on civil immigration enforcement, but it can and should be much broader. Many communities pass “welcoming city” or similar policies with statements about how their local agencies will treat all people with respect, regardless of national origin, race, religious affiliation, gender identity, or difference in ability.