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Another CT Man Seeks Sanctuary as Deportation Policy Ramps Up

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A Meriden father of three, Marco Reyes, has moved into a New Haven church seeking sanctuary from deportation and here we go again.

According to an article on, Reyes, his wife, and three kids have lived in the United States for 20 years. They did enter the country without proper documentation from Ecuador. Marco pays taxes, works construction, and has been checking in with immigration officials as instructed. This year, ICE ordered him out of the country and back to Ecuador.

I originally believed that Trump’s deportation vision was kicking the “bad hombres” out of the country, like criminals and druggies. After reading an article on,  I learned that Obama’s policy was to back off on deporting immigrants who had close ties to their communities like Marco Reyes and Joel Colindres. So why is Trump ordering ICE to go after immigrants who have jobs, pay taxes, and have kids? Is it lack of compassion? Is it he doesn’t like immigrants and thinks they’re bad for our country? By the way, Donald Trump’s ancestors came to the United States from Scotland and Germany — Just sayin’.

According to an article on, 1,500 economists signed a letter to President Trump explaining,

Immigration represents an opportunity rather than a threat to our economy and to our American workers.

Reyes is looking for a legal break from deportation while living in a New Haven church to hopefully buy him some time to appeal his case. He claims his life would be in danger if he returned to Ecuador.

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