Dean Kevin R. Johnson commented for Sacramento television station KCRA-3 on efforts by local churches and synagogues to support undocumented immigrants in the face of expected large-scale “raids” by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Sacramento's largest Jewish synagogue, Congregation B'nai Israel, is acting as an official sanctuary site, prompting questions as to whether ICE agents could pursue immigrants taking shelter there.
"It's something the government hasn't done, but there might not be anything under the law that would prohibit that," Johnson said. In order to access a private business, ICE agents need a warrant, Dean Johnson said. "If there's a judicially authorized warrant [business owners] have to make all their property available."