Religious Leaders Tired Of Waiting For Immigration Reform

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A father of five is putting U.S. immigration policy prohibiting arrests on church grounds to the test in Tucson, Arizona. The only loophole in the policy, is allowing an arrest based on an imminent threat.

Francisco Cordova hasn’t stepped foot outside an Arizona church where he has sought refuge for more than a week. He’s supported by religious leaders who are fed up waiting for immigration reform who are taking matters into their own hands.

Cordova is openly defying a deportation order to return to Mexico. He said his children are his motivation to stay.

“Maybe they are going to be something like me, just like a construction worker or something,” he said. “And I don’t want them to be like me, I want them to be something better.”

Nationwide dozens of religious organizations have taken advantage of the policy; offering sanctuary to immigrants. Locally, the Coalition…

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