RALEIGH, N.C. — Two congressmen say a Mexican immigrant who had sought refuge in a North Carolina church has been rejected in a proper request to remain within the U.S. to assist his household. U.S. Reps. G.Ok. Butterfield and David Value introduced late Monday that Samuel Oliver-Bruno’s petition for deferred deportation was denied.

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It isn’t clear when he could also be faraway from the U.S. On-line information listed him as being in a Georgia detention middle Tuesday morning. Federal immigration officers have stated the 47-year-old has no authorized foundation to be within the U.S.

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Oliver-Bruno was at an immigration workplace final week to purse that utility when he was detained. The congressmen say he left the church after 11 months as a result of immigration officers instructed him to have his fingerprints taken so he might apply to remain in North Carolina together with his spouse and son.

Oliver-Bruno had been dwelling in CityWell United Methodist Church in Durham since late 2017 to keep away from the attain of immigration officers, who usually keep away from making arrests at church buildings and different delicate places.

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Samuel Oliver-Bruno glances again earlier than getting ready for interviews after the press convention held at CityWell United Methodist Church on Dec. 13, 2017.

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U.S. Immigration and Customs stated Oliver-Bruno, who has lived in North Carolina for 20 years, had no authorized foundation to be within the U.S. and had exhausted his “in depth” appeals. Oliver-Bruno pleaded responsible in 2014 to utilizing false paperwork to attempt to re-enter the U.S. in Texas after a visit outdoors the nation, in keeping with court docket paperwork.

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On Friday, a number of dozen protesters got here to the federal immigration workplace in Morrisville in hopes of dissuading authorities from arresting Oliver-Bruno. Alerta Migratoria stated Oliver-Bruno was detained and put right into a van after getting into the workplace, and that supporters have been arrested attempting to dam the van.  

CBS affiliate WNCN-TV reviews that these arrested included Ernesto Barriguete. 

“We did nothing else however singing and prayers, and singing and prayers, letting them know that we’re in disagreement with what is going on on,” Barriguete stated.

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