After 2 years, Guatemalan migrant continues to take sanctuary at Massachusetts church

Immigration

AMHERST, Massachusetts (CNN) ⁠— After two years, a Guatemalan migrant continues to take sanctuary at a Massachusetts church.

Lucio Perez said he fled corruption and gangs in Guatemala before ending up at the First Congregational Church in Amherst.

Perez was on path to permanent residency U.S. and he would attend his immigration status hearing.

Following changes in immigration policy under the Trump administration, Perez learned he was slated for deportation during one of his immigration court dates.

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