Alex Garcia and his family. Credit: KMOV MAPLEWOOD, Mo. (KMOV.com) –
A Maplewood church is providing sanctuary to an undocumented immigrant father of five.
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Alex Garcia was born in Honduras but fled violence and poverty in that country more than 15 years ago. Garcia eventually settled in Poplar Bluff where he got a construction job to support his wife and five children.
Currently, his family travels more than two hours to see him every weekend because he calls the Christ Church UCC home after learning he was going to be deported.
“They understand that their government wants to take their father away from them. I can’t imagine what that does to children’s minds. How can they be proud of being citizens of the
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