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Denver: Immigrant Rights Activist Takes Sanctuary Again, Sues ICE

HeadlineMar 18, 2019

In Denver, Colorado, noted immigrant rights activist Jeanette Vizguerra once again took sanctuary at the First Unitarian Society of Denver church after her stay of deportation expired Friday. She spent 86 days in sanctuary at the church in 2017 before receiving her stay of deportation. Vizguerra also announced she is suing Immigration and Customs Enforcement for denying her right to due process in her immigration battle. Vizguerra spoke to her supporters at the Denver church Friday.

Jeanette Vizguerra: “It’s ridiculous to call it a national emergency. They want to put up a wall, when there are national emergencies inside the country, like public health, the environment, housing. We have lots of homeless who, when they come on hard times, must sleep on the streets. They are American citizens, and they are not extending a helping hand to them.”

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