November 16, 2017
Immigrant takes sanctuary in New Orleans church, first to do so in Louisiana
by Maria Clark
Torres, a Salvadorian and father of two U.S. born children, has lived in the country since he was 18 years old. He was expected to check-in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement Wednesday morning.
"I packed my suitcase yesterday before taking her to school", he said in Spanish speaking about his older daughter, Julissa, 8. "When she came home she called me and asked, 'Why weren't you there to pick me up?'
"I told her, 'I am fighting to stay with you,'" Torres said.