And in New York City, supporters of Aura Hernández, a Guatemalan woman who’s taken sanctuary in a Manhattan church, gathered outside Trump International Hotel and Tower Thursday for a “Jericho walk,” blasting the administration over its crackdown on immigrants and calling for an end to ICE’s bid to deport Hernández. She is the mother of two U.S.-born children: 10-year-old Victor Daniel and 14-month-old Camila Guadalupe. She entered sanctuary a few weeks ago to keep her family united as she continues to fight her immigration case. She says that in 2005, when she first entered the United States, she was sexually abused while detained by the Border Patrol in Texas. Yesterday, Democracy Now! spoke with Hernández at the Fourth Universalist Society of New York, where she’s taken sanctuary.
Amy Goodman: “What did it mean to have your feet washed by the clergy?”
Aura Hernández: “To feel like there are people that see us as important, because we are fighting for peace within families.”
Click here to see our extended interview with Aura Hernández, as she holds her sleeping baby in her arms, in sanctuary at the Fourth Universalist Society in New York on the Upper West Side.