His story brings attention to deportations which stand at around 400,000 a year. Illinois ranks fourth nationwide in pending cases behind New York, California and Texas with more than 18,000 pending cases.
A Chicago pastor has been waiting for five years to go before an immigration judge. A backlog in the system has kept him waiting to find out if he has to return to Colombia or continue his life in the US. Pastor Walter Bohorquez leads El Taller del Maestro, a small neighborhood church that has grown from ten people to more than 85.