No word yet from ICE on status of immigrant sheltering in Maplewood

Rev. Rebecca Turner, pastor at Christ Church UCC in Maplewood, reported on Thursday that Alex Garcia, the immigrant the church is sheltering, that things are well with the church, and Garcia, except that he misses his wife and children. 

Garcia is waiting word from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on a request Turner filed with the agency on Oct. 26, requesting a stay of removal for Garcia, which would allow him to return home to his family in southeast Missouri.

She said Garcia likes to stay busy doing things around the church, that he’s a hard worker who prefers to do things for himself.

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