Saturday, October 14, 2017

Immigrant Shielded From Deportation by Philadelphia Church Walks Free

Since Mr. Trump was elected, 34 people facing deportation have publicly taken refuge inside of churches, including four this week…

By Laurie Goodstein, New York Times
October 11, 2017
Facing deportation to Mexico and fearing separation from his children, Javier Flores Garcia took refuge last year in a Methodist church in downtown Philadelphia. Members of the congregation prepared a makeshift bedroom for him in the basement, and promised to give him sanctuary, no matter how long he needed it.

On Wednesday, after nearly 11 months, Mr. Flores walked out of the church for good, a rare winner among the tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants who have fought battles over deportation this year.[...]

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Javier Flores Garcia. Photo: Matt Rourke/AP

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