Sanctuary Movement

  • 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…...
  • #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,…...
  • Ingrid Encalada Latorre Returns to Sanctuary; Four Claim Sanctuary in CO

    October 27, 2017
    Colorado – On Tuesday afternoon, October 17, 2017, Ingrid Encalada Latorre refused a court order to board a plane with her two children and be deported back to Peru; she instead returned to sanctuary. Encalada Latorre was originally in sanctuary for six months from December…...
  • 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,…...