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December 13, 2018

Immigrant Justice District of Columbia, Maryland

Facing deportation, mother of 3 granted sanctuary in Bethesda church

Instead, the Fredericksburg, Virginia, resident has been granted sanctuary at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, in Bethesda. Guiterrez Lopez’s three children, ages 11, 9 and 6, were all born in …

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December 13, 2018

Immigrant Justice New Jersey

Disabled veteran’s husband at risk for deportation over years old marijuana charges

Dane is currently awaiting a court date; no bail has been set. Foster says she holds no ill-will against ICE, since she understands how both the military and law enforcement follows …

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December 13, 2018

Immigrant Justice New Jersey

Legal Marijuana Or Not, Green Card Holders Caught With Pot Can Still Get Deported

Three jails controlled by Democratic officials in Bergen, Hudson and Essex counties hold about 2,000 immigrants arrested in New York and New Jersey as part of contracts with ICE that …

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December 13, 2018

Immigrant Justice New Jersey

ICE arrests immigrant husband of disabled Army vet — even though he’s a legal resident, family says

“Dane was convicted of simple marijuana possession – a disorderly persons offense in New Jersey,” said Afia Yunus, a Marlton attorney representing Foster. “No criminal record for the past four …

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December 13, 2018

Immigrant Justice District of Columbia, Maryland

Bethesda Church Shelters Immigrant Woman Facing Deportation

“Rosa is only asking for more time for her case to be decided,” said Omar Angel Perez, lead organizer for the DMV Sanctuary Congregation Network, a group of religious organizations …

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December 13, 2018

Immigrant Justice District of Columbia, Maryland

Bethesda church offers sanctuary to undocumented immigrant

Rosa Gutierrez Lopez is the first undocumented immigrant to seek public sanctuary in the Washington, D.C. area, according to Omar Angel Perez, lead organizer of DMV Sanctuary Congregation Network. She …

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