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Undocumented immigrants seeking refuge in the Seattle Church: report



An undocumented immigrant in Seattle settled in a church in Downtown hours before his deportation, reports said.

Jose Robles, who lived in the US for 18 years, sought refuge in the Gethsemane Lutheran Church, The Seattle Times reported

"You do not plan that," Robles told the Times in Spanish. His three daughters accompanied him. Two of them are adults and one is an eight-year-old citizen, according to the report.

"You do not plan that … you live from moment to moment and that's not good."

– Jose Robles (in Spanish)

Joanne Engquist, the Lutheran Gethsemane pastor, said her congregation was committed to being a sanctuary, the report said. Robles is the first person seeking refuge in the church.

"We rely on the larger community of church leaders and faith leaders to bring food, conversation, medical and personal needs to this area to make them feel good," she said.

Churches are considered "sensitive places" where immigration and customs control (ICE) are "generally not allowed," The Times reported.

Kshama Sawant, seattle council member from Seattle, joined a night watch for Robles at the church on Thursday.

"Please join me in ICE to say and the Trump regime" Jose, "hands, said Seattle's KIRO-TV.

Robles, who admitted to two traffic offenses for negligent" The visa is given to certain undocumented immigrants, who are victims of crime and cooperate with law enforcement agencies in an investigation, "The Times said, saying he was once held at gunpoint and beaten.

To qualify, Lakewood officials must sign on the sub visa but until now they have not, the report said.

"We're not asking them to change the report, just to confirm that it actually happened to me," Robles told the newspaper.

Please, tell me about ICE and the Trump regime will shake hands with Jose.

– Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Council Member

Amy Lieu is news editor and reporter for Fox News.


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