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May 9, 2018

Honduran Mother In Sanctuary Asks Trump To Be With Family

  Vicky Chávez , a Honduran immigrant who took refuge in the First Unitarian Church in Salt Lake City, in the state of Utah, participated in the same teleconference . “I have 97 days in …

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May 9, 2018

Healthcare

Demonstrators urging Medicaid expansion return to Capitol 4 years after arrest

Thirteen members of the “Medicaid 23” returned to the scene of their “crimes” Tuesday, just over four years after their arrests made national news. This time, when they arrived in …

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May 8, 2018

Immigrant Justice

Justice Action Bulletin: Protected status ending for Honduras; Immigrant mothers receive sanctuary

“Mother’s Day is a time for families to be together,” Johana Bencomo, director of organizing with a Faith in Action federation in New Mexico said in the May 7 press release. “Because …

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May 8, 2018

Advocates Use Utah Sanctuary Mom In Case Against ‘Zero Tolerance’ Immigration Policy

Vicky Chavez is taking her story beyond the walls of Salt Lake City’s First Unitarian Church. “It’s hard being in sanctuary,” Chavez said through an interpreter on a conference call …

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May 8, 2018

Immigrant Justice

Activists denounce “cruelty” of Trump’s immigration policy on the eve of “Mother’s Day”

In that call, the Honduran Vicky Chávez said that she has been sheltering for 97 days with her daughters, of ten years and six months, respectively, in the “First Unitarian …

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May 8, 2018

Immigrant Justice

Faith network shares plight of mothers seeking to avoid deportation

Martha Lorena Rivera describes a life of uncertainty and difficulty as she and her youngest child, an 8-year-old daughter, have lived at a Catholic retreat near Las Cruces for the past …

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