Sunday, March 31, 2019

Seattle church offers sanctuary to man facing deportation

From Seattle-

A Seattle church is providing sanctuary to a construction company owner who came to the U.S. from Mexico illegally years ago.

Jaime Rubio Sulficio had been ordered to leave the country by March 28 but on Friday took sanctuary at Seattle’s St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral.

The move is intended to take advantage of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement guidelines to avoid arrests at sensitive locations such as places of worship while he works with lawyers to seek a legal remedy to his immigration status.

Rubio Sulficio said the decision was not easy, and he and his wife Keiko Maruyama agonized for months over the move. His wife and his 6-year-old son are both U.S. citizens, and the family wanted to remain together.

“Thinking of him growing up without me around breaks my heart,” Rubio Sulficio said.

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