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Army Chaplain who served in Afghanistan is fighting to save his Husband from Deportation

Published: May 15, 2018

It appears from the article (if accurate) that there may have been multiple entries without inspection, an order of removal dating back to 2002, and a 2015 alcohol related driving conviction, which would make him a deportation priority. We will continue to follow this story closely.


Via Newsweek:

A U.S. Army chaplain who served in Afghanistan is fighting to save his husband from deportation after he was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Tim Brown, who lives in Sanford, said he had been assured by an ICE agent that his husband, Sergio Avila Rodriguez, would be safe from deportation since he was the spouse of a military officer at a routine appointment with immigration officers on April 18.

"He said, 'Do you think we're going to arrest the spouse of an active-duty Army officer?'" Brown told Newsweek.

That's why he was shocked to receive a call on Thursday, just over a month later, from his husband saying he had been arrested by ICE agents at what he thought would be just another routine meeting.


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