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Denver Woman Denied Stay by ICE, Takes Sanctuary in Church

February 15, 2017 (1 min read)

Erica Melzer, Denverite, Feb. 15, 2017 - "Jeanette Vizguerra, an undocumented immigrant who has been living in the Denver area for nearly two decades, was denied her stay from deportation from the United States Wednesday morning because she did not attend her scheduled check-in with immigration authorities. Vizguerra is now entering sanctuary at the First Unitarian Society of Denver. “Today is a hard day, but today is the day that we fight,” said attorney Hans Meyer, who represents Vizguerra. “Jeanette’s case is ‘Exhibit A’ in the brutality and the stupidity of Trump’s immigration enforcement plans.” Jeanette Vizguerra had faced the possibility of deportation multiple times, but the threat seemed much more imminent in light of stories from around the country of immigration officers applying new standards and moving with much greater speed than before."