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Undocumented Mother Nury Chavarria Takes Sanctuary in Connecticut Church

HeadlineJul 24, 2017

And in Connecticut, an undocumented mother has taken sanctuary in a Pentecostal church in New Haven in order to avoid deportation to Guatemala. Nury Chavarria is the mother of four children who has been living in the United States for 24 years. She has been attending regular check-ins with the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency since 2011. But at her most recent check-in this spring, she was ordered to leave the country by July 20. This is Nury Chavarria and her daughter, Hayley, speaking at a new conference outside the church Thursday.

Hayley Chavarria: “My mother, Nury Chavarria, is someone I love more than anyone in the world. She is not a criminal.”

Nury Chavarria: “I was in shock. I can’t believe it. I told him I’m not a criminal. I’m a mother with four children.”

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