In February, immigration agents arrested a man the federal government says is a danger to his community of Twisp in Washington’s Methow Valley.
That same community fought to get their neighbor back.
Francisco Morales is well known in Twisp and neighboring Winthrop as a charming, outgoing waiter in most of the area’s restaurants. About 1,500 people live in the two tourist-heavy towns known for their recreation and, in Winthrop’s case, Old West theme.
Going to any restaurant here means potentially running into Francisco.