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Husband of Peruvian woman taking sanctuary at Boulder church detained by ICE – The Denver Post

When Ingrid Encalada Latorre’s husband, Eliseo Jurado, stopped by a Westminster Safeway on Thursday to pick up some items for his 9-year-old stepson, Bryant, and 2-year-old son, Anibal, she didn’t anticipate that six agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement would snatch him.

“This is an attack on me,” Encalada Latorre said through an interpreter inside the Boulder Unitarian Universalist Church, where she has taken sanctuary for less than a month to avoid deportation to her native Peru.

“We were texting at that very moment,” she said. “He sent me an alert message. I kept trying to call him and I didn’t hear anything for five minutes. Then, I got really scared. At that moment, I kept thinking, ‘I hope it’s not ICE.’”

Her fear was confirmed when her sister-in-law called her a short time later to say that Jurado had been picked up and detained.

“I hope that they will not deny him a bond,” she said.

‘ICE targets criminal aliens whenever and however they come to our attention’

ICE confirmed in an email that deportation officers with the agency’s enforcement and removal operation arrested Jurado — who it has identified as 30-year-old Eliseo Jurado-Fernandez — for immigration violations.

“By his own admission, Jurado-Fernandez illegally entered the United States in 2004,” the statement read. “He has a 2007 criminal conviction in Adams County, Colorado, for driving while ability impaired (DWAI), as well as three other misdemeanor criminal convictions. He remains in ICE custody pending disposition of his case before an Immigration Judge.”

Field Office Director Jeffrey Lynch said in statement that Jurado came to the agency’s attention during an investigation into Encalada Latorre but said his arrest has nothing to do with his wife taking sanctuary. He added that “Jurado-Fernandez has numerous criminal convictions, in addition to illegally entering the United States, which is also a crime.

“Contrary to misguided speculation, ICE did not target Jurado-Fernandez in retaliation for Encalada Latorre taking sanctuary from deportation in a Colorado church,” he said. “In accordance with its critical public safety mission, ICE targets criminal aliens whenever and however they come to our attention.”

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