A Cleveland Church that declared itself a “sanctuary church” last December has announced it is housing a man facing deportation.
“His appeals (to remain in the country) ran out in 2017. And he received a notice to turn himself in for deportation here in the Cleveland area," Burd said.
Burd says Box has no criminal record and came to stay at the church “recently.” It is unclear how long he will stay.
He has four children who are U.S. citizens.
The congregation voted last December to give itself the sanctuary designation. The church is holding a community forum on immigration Wednesday at 7 p.m.