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Undocumented Columbus Resident Again Takes Sanctuary In Local Church

Oct 4, 2017

Edith Espinal
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An undocumented Columbus resident has again taken sanctuary in a Clintonville church in an effort to avoid deportation. 

Edith Espinal's family says she skipped a meeting with federal immigration agents Monday and moved back into the Columbus Mennonite Church.  The feds say they will deport Espinal to Mexico after denying her repeated requests for asylum. U.S. Customs' policies bar agents from raiding churches to arrest undocumented immigrants.