Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Suit Fights Deportation Using RFRA

KHOU News reports on a lawsuit filed Monday in a Texas federal district court which argues that deporting an El Salvadoran who has been in the United States illegally for over a decade would violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Juan Rodriguez's wife and three daughters are all U.S. citizens.  The lawsuit alleges that Rodriguez's Seventh-Day Adventist beliefs requiring the family to stay together would be violated by his deportation.