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Espinal Defies Federal Order To Leave Columbus

Oct 11, 2017

Edith Espinal
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The undocumented Columbus resident who took refuge in a church to avoid deportation is now officially a fugitive. 

Edith Espinal remained in the church yesterday, instead of obeying a federal order to return to her native Mexico. Repeated attempts to gain asylum failed.  The feds say it's against policy to enforce immigration actions at churches.