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Congressmen decry detention of immigrant who left church

Originally published by The Washington Post

Two North Carolina congressmen are slamming the Trump administration as “callous” and “cruel” after an immigrant who sought refuge from deportation in a church was arrested after arriving at an appointment with immigration officials.

Democratic Reps. David Price and G.K. Butterfield said Mexican national Samuel Oliver-Bruno appeared to have been entrapped by federal officials when was detained Friday at a Raleigh-area immigration office.

The advocacy group Alerta Migratoria NC said Oliver-Bruno went to have fingerprints taken so he could apply to stay in North Carolina with his wife and son. He spent 11 months in a Durham church to avoid immigration authorities.

Price and Butterfield they will fight to keep Oliver-Bruno with his family and have received assurances from ICE that he will remain in U.S. while his case is adjudicated.

Read more:https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/congressmen-decry-detention-of-immigrant-who-left-church/2018/11/24/1287bd88-f03b-11e8-8b47-bd0975fd6199_story.html?utm_term=.7bff5c277ecd

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