Posts Tagged ‘Immigration and Customs Enforcement’

Guatemalan Mother Spends 1st Month in Church ‘Living in Agony’ | Voices of NY

By Edwin Martínez – Source: El Diario/La Prensa | Translated by K. Casiano from Spanish Original story On Sunday, Amanda Morales-Guerra, the Guatemalan mother who decided to take shelter in Washington Heights’ Holyrood Church with her three children to avoid deportation, marked one month of being locked inside the temple. Political and religious leaders, activists […]


The Death of DACA‎ | Manhattan Times

The Death of DACA‎ | Manhattan Times

Administration terminates DREAMers program Story by Gregg McQueen Photos by Cristóbal Vivar DACA is done. The Trump administration on Tuesday officially announced the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the Obama-era program that helped more than 800,000 young immigrants who entered the country illegally as children avoid deportation. While Trump had talked about […]


Request Denied | Manhattan Times

Request Denied | Manhattan Times

Stay of deportation rejected Story by Gregg McQueen She’s been denied. Amanda Morales-Guerra, the Guatemalan immigrant seeking refuge at Holyrood Church in Washington Heights as she seeks to avoid deportation, has been denied in her request for asylum, her lawyer said. The 33-year-old Morales-Guerra took sanctuary at Holyrood in mid-August along with her three young […]


First refuge, now small reprieve | Manhattan Times

First refuge, now small reprieve | Manhattan Times

Story by Gregg McQueen Photos by Cristobal Vivar She sought sanctuary — and has earned a stay. A Washington Heights church is providing refuge to a Guatemalan immigrant mother facing deportation — and who’s just been granted a 90-day window while Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials review her case. Amanda Morales-Guerra and her three […]


Told to Go Back to Guatemala, She Sought Sanctuary Instead | NY Times

Told to Go Back to Guatemala, She Sought Sanctuary Instead | NY Times

By LIZ ROBBINS and JONATHAN WOLFE On Thursday, instead of showing up at her immigration check-in with a nonstop ticket to Guatemala, as she had been told to do, Amanda Morales Guerra, 33, walked into Holyrood Episcopal Church-Iglesia Santa Cruz in Washington Heights. She did not know when she could emerge again. Local clergy estimate […]

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