Jeanette Vizguerra

  • Jeanette Vizguerra’s U-Visa Denied While in Sanctuary Second Time

    June 27, 2019
    Denver, CO – Immigrant rights leader and undocumented mother and grandmother, Jeanette Vizguerra, has been living at the First Unitarian Society for three months, which is the second time she has claimed sanctuary from deportation. On June 20, 2019, she held a press conference at…...
  • Occupy ICE Denver Camps Outside GEO ICE Detention Center

    October 29, 2018
    Aurora, CO – On Sunday evening, immigrant rights and social justice advocates began setting up tents and tarps outside one of the biggest privately-owned ICE Detention Facilities in the country. This detention facility in Aurora is operated by the prison company GEO Group and has…...
  • #OccupyICE Movement Grows Momentum in Colorado

    August 6, 2018
    Centennial, CO – On the morning of Thursday, August 2, 2018, after sustaining an #OccupyICE encampment vigil for almost four days, eight advocates blockaded the two main driveway entrances to the ICE Denver Field Office. Using PVC pipes to connect their arms, the eight participants,…...
  • ICE Occupation Emerges at Denver Field Office

    July 30, 2018
    Centennial, CO – In the evening of Sunday, July 29, 2018, a coalition of many local immigrant rights and social justice groups gathered outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Denver Field Office to hold an encampment vigil. Watch our live coverage below from Monday…...
  • Ingrid Encalada Latorre Leaves Sanctuary After Six Months; Granted Temporary Stay

    May 27, 2017
    Denver, CO – On May 20, 2017, Ingrid Encalada Latorre left sanctuary at Mountain View Friends Meeting and returned home to her children, nine-year-old Bryant and two-year-old Anibel, who are both U.S. citizens. She was granted a temporary stay of removal until August 7, 2017.…...
  • Jeanette Vizguerra, Among Others, Celebrate Victories Against ICE Deportation Attempts

    May 17, 2017
    Denver, CO – On the morning of Friday, May 12, 2017, Jeanette Vizguerra left church grounds for the first time in nearly three months. She had been living in sanctuary since February 15, 2017, at First Unitarian Society of Denver and at First Baptist Church,…...
  • Sanctuary Movement Leader, Arturo Hernandez Garcia, Detained by ICE While at Work

    April 30, 2017
    Denver, CO – In October 2014, Arturo Hernandez Garcia was the first person in Colorado to enter into sanctuary from deportation. He spent nine months on the grounds of the First Unitarian Society of Denver, where Jeanette Vizguerra is currently in sanctuary, until he was…...
  • Jeanette Vizguerra Named One of Time’s 100 Most Influential People as She Remains in Sanctuary

    April 22, 2017
    Denver, CO – More than two months have passed since Jeanette Vizguerra, an undocumented mother and immigrant rights activist, entered into sanctuary at the First Unitarian Society in Denver. Jeanette Vizguerra: Life in Sanctuary from Unicorn Riot on Vimeo. On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, Vizguerra…...