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Immigrant Woman to Leave Arizona Church Sanctuary After 15 Month Stay

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    Immigrant Woman to Leave Arizona Church Sanctuary After 15 Month Stay
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    This Sept. 4, 2014 photo shows Rosa Robles Loreta sitting at the Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Ariz. Robles Loreto, a Mexican immigrant who is facing deportation, has moved into the church where she is taking sanctuary. She is part of a growing movement of immigrants taking sanctuary in Arizona churches.

    An immigrant woman is going back to her home in Arizona after living in a Tucson church for the past 15 months to avoid deportation.

    Rosa Robles Loreto moved into Southside Presbyterian Church in August 2014 after being ordered to leave the country.

    Her case began when she was pulled over for a traffic infraction five years ago and turned over to the Border Patrol.

    A spokeswoman says Robles Loreto's attorney came to a confidential agreement with the government that allows her to stay in this country.

    Robles Loreto has wide support in Tucson, with tens of thousands of signs with her photo placed on lawns and businesses.

    The Pima County Board of Supervisors and the Tucson City Council passed resolutions urging leniency by the federal government.

    The 42-year-old mother of two will leave the church on Wednesday.