With no end in sight, Maplewood church vows to keep Honduran man in sanctuary
AriannaLee, 4, soaks up the final minutes of a weekend family visit, snuggling with her dad Alex Garcia while watching cartoons on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, at Christ Church in Maplewood. Alex first tried to cross into the U.S. in 2000, when he was 19, but was stopped by Border Patrol agents. Four years later, he successfully made it across the border, eventually landing in Poplar Bluff. He remained under the radar of immigration officials until 2015, when he accompanied his sister to an immigration check-in appointment at an ICE office in Kansas City. There, he was linked to the deportation order from 15 years earlier, still in effect.