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May 20, 2017, 05:13 PM
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ICE Agents Staked Out Near Church Raise Concerns In Sacramento


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Fears of deportation have placed a cloud over a Sacramento church.

The Del Paso church La Vida serves as a sanctuary for the local Hispanic community. Federal immigration agents were caught staking out at the church during services.

But Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have a policy to avoid sensitive places, including houses of worship.

Pastor Alex Vaiz’s Sacramento church is a safe place for people from all walks of life.

“A good number of our church are immigrants,” said he said.

But Vaiz says that sanctuary is now threatened, after federal immigration agents staked out across the street from the church during Sunday services.

Vaiz approached an unmarked sedan in the parking lot of an old Bank of America.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents told him they were there by coincidence, not realizing the church exists. Del Paso boulevard has signs pointing to La Vida church but it’s tucked away behind an art gallery. ICE agents made no arrests, and left, leaving the pastor and his church on edge.

“There was confusion and a lot of fear,” said Vaiz.

In a statement, ICE tells CBS13:

“Officers were conducting surveillance in conjunction with a targeted enforcement action. the officers, who were parked in a lot marked by a sign for a major bank, were unaware the property is used by a congregation that holds Sunday services in an office building across the street.”

Clyde
May 21, 2017, 12:39 AM
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Why the concern? Immigrants have nothing to fear from ICE, illegal aliens on the other had do. If the "church" is concerned, maybe ICE does need to be staking it out.
May 21, 2017, 01:07 AM
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What a gas it would be to see ICE perp walk dozens of illegals out of the church. What a great message to send to the world; our government is staking out our churches and apprehending anyone seeking sanctuary. Christ himself would be pleased!
May 21, 2017, 02:05 AM
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Is it really a Church if there is no marking as such? Basically a non story.

“Officers were conducting surveillance in conjunction with a targeted enforcement action. the officers, who were parked in a lot marked by a sign for a major bank, were unaware the property is used by a congregation that holds Sunday services in an office building across the street.”
May 21, 2017, 02:13 AM
turn, turn, turn.
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Is it really a Church if there is no marking as such? Basically a non story.

“Officers were conducting surveillance in conjunction with a targeted enforcement action. the officers, who were parked in a lot marked by a sign for a major bank, were unaware the property is used by a congregation that holds Sunday services in an office building across the street.”
Ha!... what a bunch of liars they are. LOL
May 21, 2017, 02:24 AM
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Is it really a Church if there is no marking as such? Basically a non story.
Yes, it is, by virtue of it's legal designation as a place of worship.

Are people that worked up about illegal aliens they'd raid a place of worship and claim it wasn't a church because it didn't have a steeple and a bell?


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