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June 11, 2018

Immigrant Justice

Woman taking sanctuary in Springfield church granted stay of removal

“A Stay of Removal is among the courses of action that the Field Operations Director of ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations has as an option that can be used at …

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June 11, 2018

Immigrant Justice

Woman Taking Sanctuary At Springfield, Mass., Church Granted One-Year Stay

Gisella Collazo is the mother of two American children and the wife of an American citizen. Collazo arrived in the U.S. from Peru in 2001. Facing a deportation order, she …

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June 11, 2018

Immigrant Justice

Immigrant Leaves Sanctuary At Springfield Church After ICE Grants A Reprieve

Rev. Tom Gerstenlauer, the senior pastor at South Congregational, said what the church did was an act of faith in the face of injustice. ” We remain a community of …

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June 11, 2018

Immigrant Justice

Peruvian woman ends sanctuary at Springfield church; granted 1 year stay without deportation

The news was announced Monday by the Pioneer Valley Project and members of the South Congregational Church in a press conference at the Maple Street church. Collazo, a native of …

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June 11, 2018

Immigrant Justice

Woman who took sanctuary in church gets one-year reprieve

The Pioneer Valley Project and members of the South Congregational Church in Springfield have announced Monday that Gisella Collazo will be allowed to return to her Springfield home while she …

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June 11, 2018

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican Day Parade Shines Light on Hurricane Devastation

Late last month, Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, both Massachusetts Democrats, introduced legislation that would require FEMA to activate the longer-term housing program for victims of Hurricane Maria. FEMA …

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