The City Council in Sacramento, Calif. voted unanimously late Thursday to spend taxpayer money on services to help illegal immigrants fight deportation.
A network of legal, educational, and faith-based nonprofit groups will receive $300,000 to assist immigrants with a variety of issues, not just deportation, the Sacramento Beereported. The funds would likely be available within a month, according to Sacramento Councilman Eric Guerra.
“The reality is there is a lot of fear,” Guerra said. “We can alleviate that fear.”