(CBS) 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.
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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.