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In 2005, Rosa Gutierrez Lopez fled El Salvador after facing harassment from machete-carrying farmworkers. Since then she has taken sanctuary at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church to avoid being permanently separated from her three U.S.-born children.

The 40-year-old mother of three children under the age of 11, including one with Down Syndrome, sought help in the community. DMV Sanctuary Congregation Network helped her find refuge at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church.

Rosa¬†is the first immigrant to seek sanctuary at Cedar Lane. You can find more graphics that feature Rosa’s story here. #WeSupportRosa