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Denver: Undocumented Mother Wins Stay of Deportation After Seeking Refuge in Church

HeadlineMay 23, 2017

And in Denver, Colorado, 33-year-old Ingrid Encalada Latorre has won a temporary stay of deportation, after she sought refuge in a Quaker meeting house to avoid being deported to Peru. She is a mother of two U.S.-born children. She has been living in the Quaker meeting house since last December. This is Ingrid Encalada, speaking after leaving the church Saturday.

Ingrid Encalada Latorre: “I’m so full of emotion, because now, finally, I’ll get to be with my family again. The next two months I’m going to be really focused on my court case, but also I’m engaging congresspeople on these issues and raising more of a national conversation about the immigration policies that we have.”

Among those who came out to support Encalada on Saturday were Jeanette Vizguerra and Arturo Hernández García, two other undocumented Denver residents who both sought refuge in churches in recent years. They both won stays of deportation earlier this month.

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