May 16, 2014 1:12 AM

UPDATE: Migrant facing deportation remains at Tucson church

TUCSON - The man who was due to be deported on May 13 and took sanctuary at a local church is staying put for now.

Daniel Ruiz was supposed to leave the country, but he wants to keep his family together.

Immigration officials told Ruiz' attorney they will not enforce his order for removal. He has been working and has no criminal record.

His attorney, Margo Cowan, says Ruiz needs a guarantee. She has petitioned for his case to be closed and his order for removal lifted. If arrested with the removal order, Ruiz would have virtually no chance of fighting deportation. He plans to stay at the Southside Presbyterian church with his wife and American-born son until his case is settled.


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