Army chaplain fights for husband facing deportation to Honduras

Sergio Avila Rodriguez was detained by ICE on Thursday.
2:24 | 05/14/18

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Sergio of ally is in a Georgia detention center tonight it's husband is creating a movement. To get him out timber and we will not stop I am determined. I am for Cisco. And I'm an advocate for humanity. Tonight US army chaplain Tim Brown is fighting for his main. On Thursday brown says while his husband serves you'll the lot was meeting with US immigration and customs agents for pre scheduled check in he was detained by those officers. But a phone call and basketball court works urges it to me. I've been detained. And they're deporting me. Back to Honduras. A country Sergio ex date in 2001 when he was just six years old. The following year a federal judge ordered him to be removed from the US but he never left in grew up here last year ala wed brown who says the couple were later told by ice agent. That hobble a would be safe from deportation since he is the spouse of a military officer. To date brown says as a couple they have spent thousands of dollars torts Sergio immigration status. And either received a theory it's a pass waivers to delay deportation. Still trapped boos that rely too. But ice says there are two things they layer to its decision last week in a statement a spokesperson says quote. The decision was made to take missed below its ice custody due to his status as an immigration fugitive. A convicted criminal aliens according to ice three years ago out although with convicted of driving while intoxicated in Durham today brown rallied a group of supporters using the hash tech operations face Sergio. At saint John's metropolitan community church and Riley. They expressed concern of Sergio going back to a country not supportive of his sexuality supporters from el centro and equality North Carolina. Also called on state lawmakers to take action on immigration issue efforts brown says will ramp up to bring kids husband home you messed with the wrong. Yeah now listen to this according to ice immigrants who marry an American are generally not able to adjust their immigration status. Without first leaving BUS it been going through citizenship. And customs. Now brown says his attorneys will appeal a court's decision. I'm to pull him in the newsroom ABC eleven Eyewitness News.

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