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Criminal Hides From Law Enforcement In 'Sanctuary' Church

Jeff Katz
February 14, 2020 - 11:57 am

An illegal alien who has been residing in the United States for 20 years has been avoiding law enforcement by living in a "sanctuary" church in Denver, Colorado.

According to the Denver Post, 31-year-old Jorge Araiza Avila, an illegal immigrant from Mexico with multiple criminal convictions and alleged gang ties, is currently living in Park Hill United Methodist Church, which has made itself a "sanctuary" church for illegals. In doing so, he is avoiding final deportation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

ICE officials say Avila first entered the U.S. illegally in 2000, but did not encounter immigration enforcement agents until September 2011, when he was arrested for driving without a license.