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Churches answer the call to offer sanctuary to immigrants

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Sukaina Hussain, a community organizer with Faith in Fresno, leads a rapid response team training session to support immigrants facing the threat of deportation at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church in Fresno.

 (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
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Community members and religious leaders attend a Faith in Fresno rapid response team training session to support undocumented immigrants facing the threat of deportation at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church in Fresno.

 (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
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About 100 people participated in the Fresno training sessions, which included role play about immigration enforcement, how to coordinate a response and how to help affected families get in touch with legal services. 

 (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
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Trudi Thom, center, and her husband, Bob Levine, left, during the Faith in Fresno rapid response team training session at Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church.

 (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
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The Faith in Fresno organization recently purchased a phone to use as a hotline that they will advertise to immigrants in case of emergency.

 (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
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