A large number of American churches and synagogues have expressed a willingness to protect residents at risk of deportation, according to The Guardian. Enforcement of immigration policies at churches and other sensitive locations (such as hospitals and schools) is generally discouraged by the Department of Homeland Security.
As the Brits are keen to point out, their Episcopalian peers have been particularly outspoken on the topic. The Reverend Gay Clark Jennings, president of the house of deputies in the Episcopal Church, told Anglican outlet The Church Times: “Reconciliation is holy work. Resistance is, too. We need to watch and wait to see what God is calling us to do.”