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January 16, 1986

A federal judge in Tucson refused to let jurors in the sanctuary movement trial hear secret church tapes made by an informant, who underwent his final questioning as the only witness so far in the 11-week-old trial. Jesus Cruz, an admitted smuggler-for-hire paid $18,000 by the government, wore an electronic body bug when he infiltrated worship services and sanctuary movement meetings to gather evidence in 1984. Eleven Roman Catholic and Protestant clergy and lay workers from Arizona, Texas and Mexico have been on trial since Oct. 22, accused of smuggling refugees into the United States.

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