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Ingrid Encalada Latorre

Araceli Velasquez

Join Araceli in the fight for her life


In 2010, Araceli Velasquez was 19 years old when she fled for her life from El Salvador to the United States. Now she is married with three children, all citizens, in Colorado and is under threat of being deported back to the dangerous situation she tried to escape. More about Araceli's case

Ingrid Encalada Latorre is Here to Stay

Ingrid Encalada Latorre came from Peru and made Colorado her home in 2000 at 17. She has lived almost half of her 33 years here in the US. She has two citizen children, Bryant who is 8 years old and Anibal who is a year old. Anibal has torticollis, a condition which can be treated when the child is young. He sees a physical therapist and needs supervision at home to complete his treatments. If he isn't treated properly now, he'll might need surgery as an adult. Bryant needs his mother so he continues doing well in school and in life. More about Ingrid's case

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For many years, we have responded to our immigrant sisters’ and brothers’ invitation to join their struggle for dignity and justice with solidarity and accompaniment. Accompanying immigrants has transformed our communities, deepening our understanding and commitment to work towards just and humane immigration policies. Now, our sisters and brothers have invited us into a deeper mutual commitment by requesting sanctuary, a safe space for body and spirit that allows them to continue to resist their deportation, remain with their families, and shine a light on the harmful impacts of our immigration policies.

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Why Sanctuary?

Because each of our traditions value love, justice, and dignity, we extend this invitation to all Metro Denver faith communities to join in forming a broad multi-ethnic and interfaith coalition assuring sanctuary for our immigrant sisters and brothers. Please contact us if you are interested in discerning becoming a host or support congregation.

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