Man lives in Detroit church to avoid deportation from his family

Rranxburgaj’s wife has advanced MS

GF Default - Hiding in plain sight for 2 years
GF Default - Hiding in plain sight for 2 years

DETROIT – A man has called Central United Methodist Church his home for two years. If he left the church he could face immediate arrest, deportation and separation from his wife.

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Ded Rranxburgaj’s wife, Flora, has advanced multiple sclerosis. Rranxburgaj also has a 17-year-old son and a 25-year-old son. For 23 months he has paced the confines of the sanctuary.

Rranxburgaj is a father, husband and provider. He said he was a professional chef for 17 years. While he is grateful for the protection of the church, he said he is going stir crazy.

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