January 24, 2019

HIDING FROM ICE MILES FROM THE WHITE HOUSE TO AVOID TRUMP’S DEPORTATION POLICIES

In Bethesda, Gutierrez Lopez is the first immigrant the Cedar Lane church has taken in to prevent a deportation. Activists with the DMV Sanctuary Congregation Network, a group supporting sanctuary…

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January 19, 2019

‘No Wall. No Deals.’ Rights Groups Urge Congress to Reject Trump Plan for Trump-Created Crisis

“Trump’s cynical ploy to get his $5.7 billion for his vanity wall in exchange for temporary relief for DACA and TPS recipients is a non-starter and should be immediately rejected…

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January 18, 2019

Organizing To Win Governing Power

In Stand Up! How to Get Involved, Speak Out, and Win in A World On Fire, Gordon Whitman, Deputy Director of the PICO National Network, faces the brutal facts: “…when you…

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January 4, 2019

Salvadoran Mother of Three Takes Sanctuary in Maryland Church

And in Maryland, a Salvadoran mother of three U.S. citizens has taken sanctuary in a Unitarian Universalist church as she fights possible deportation. Rosa Gutierrez Lopez took refuge in the…

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January 4, 2019

Salvadoran mother facing deportation finds sanctuary in Maryland church

Gutierrez Lopez was detained at the U.S.-Mexico border in 2005 after fleeing El Salvador because she said she feared for her life. Authorities released her and ordered her to appear…

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January 3, 2019

Salvadoran mother facing deportation finds sanctuary in Maryland church

The Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, located in the Washington suburb of Bethesda, offered Gutierrez Lopez an apartment to live in while a pastor from her local church in Fredericksburg,…

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December 30, 2018

Increasing number of churches agree to protect immigrants from deportation

By her own account, Rosa Gutierrez Lopez was given every chance to make arrangements and leave the U.S. on her terms. The 40-year-old woman, with the nudging of deportation officers,…

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