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To avoid deportation, woman takes sanctuary in church

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To avoid deportation, woman takes sanctuary in church

By Craig Smith. CREATED Aug 7, 2014

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A woman in the U.S. illegally, and her family are seeking sanctuary in a church to avoid her deportation set for Friday.
    
Rosa Robles Loreto understands there are critics who say she should return to Mexico.

"I would like to say to them that my life is here, my family is here.  I've been here for 15 years and I have nothing in Mexico.  I don't have any life there, no family, nothing at all and so my life is here.  My family’s lives are here."

Southside Presbyterian Church also gave sanctuary to a man facing deportation.  After four weeks, Immigration officials gave him a permit to stay while they consider his case.
      
Federal rules say immigration officers should not arrest someone from a sensitive site like a church unless they present an immediate danger.





 

Craig Smith

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Craig enjoys using innovative writing and visuals to make difficult stories easier to understand. As a newsroom manager at KGUN 9, Craig was part of the team that won three best newscast awards from Arizona Associated Press