GREENSBORO -- An undocumented immigrant, and father of three, is seeking refuge in a Greensboro church.
Oscar Canales has lived in Greensboro since 2005. He says he has routinely checked in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) until October, when he was ordered to leave the country this week.
He is the sixth person in the state to seek sanctuary in a place of worship.
Now he hopes Representative Ted Budd will hear his story and help.
"I hope what is going to happen is the Congress people help me do a private bill for me. You know, because I don't have a criminal record,” Canales explains. “I hope they can do something and come back to my family."
He and his supporters are reaching out to Congressman Ted Budd in hopes of having him sponsor a bill for him to stay in the country.
We reached out to Representative Budd and haven't heard didn't hear back.
Canales' legal status, because he came to the U.S. as an adult, is not affected by DACA.