New York Times
By Julia Preston
July 21, 2015
A Mexican immigrant who lived for nine months in the basement of the First Unitarian Church in Denver to avoid deportation left the sanctuary Tuesday and returned to his home nearby, after immigration authorities notified him that they would not carry out his removal. Advocates have highlighted the case of the man, Arturo Hernández García, 42, as a test of an enforcement program the Obama administration started this year to focus deportations on serious convicted criminals. Mr. Hernández García, who has been in the United States without papers for 15 years and owns a small construction business with six employees, was identified by immigration agents as a result of his arrest on a criminal charge; he was later acquitted. Officials declined to cancel his deportation order but said they would not act on it.
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