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Was An NC Sanctuary Leader Kidnapped By ICE Agents?

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A man who was seeking sanctuary in a church in Durham was tackled and detained by  Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents at a routine immigration appointment last week. Samuel Oliver-Bruno arrived at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office in Morrisville, North Carolina when plainclothes ICE agents got to him. 

Advocates allege that USCIS and ICE coordinated to lure Oliver-Bruno out of sanctuary. They are calling what happened to him a “kidnapping.” Rewire.News Senior Immigration Reporter Tina Vasquez has spent time with Oliver-Bruno and previously reported on his position as a sanctuary leader in North Carolina. Vasquez talks to host Frank Stasio about the leader’s personal life and about his role in the state’s sanctuary movement.

Amanda Magnus grew up in Maryland and went to high school in Baltimore. She became interested in radio after an elective course in the NYU journalism department. She got her start at Sirius XM Satellite Radio, but she knew public radio was for her when she interned at WNYC. She later moved to Madison, where she worked at Wisconsin Public Radio for six years. In her time there, she helped create an afternoon drive news magazine show, called Central Time. She also produced several series, including one on Native American life in Wisconsin. She spends her free time running, hiking, and roller skating. She also loves scary movies.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.