via News5:

Forest Hill Presbyterian Church is providing sanctuary for a woman facing deportation orders. Leonor Garcia has been living there since September.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been in the process of deporting Garcia for months but the agency has also told News 5 its agents will avoid enforcement activity in “sensitive areas.”

That’s why they’ve been avoiding the church she has been living in.

On Monday, Pastor Lentz spoke to church members and supporters after ICE rejected a stay application for Garcia.

“I am horrified and sorry to report that they have not accepted the application for a stay of removal,” he said.

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