Two North Carolina congressmen are slamming the Trump administration as "callous" and "cruel" after an immigrant who sought refuge from deportation in a church was arrested after arriving at an appointment with immigration officials.
Democratic Reps. David Price and G.K. Butterfield said Mexican national Samuel Oliver-Bruno appeared to have been entrapped by federal officials when he was detained Friday at a Raleigh-area immigration office.
The advocacy group Alerta Migratoria NC said Oliver-Bruno went to have fingerprints taken so he could apply to stay in North Carolina with his wife and son. He spent 11 months in a Durham church to avoid immigration authorities.
Price and Butterfield say they will fight to keep Oliver-Bruno with his family, and have received assurances from Immigration and Customs Enforcement that he will remain in the U.S. while his case is adjudicated.