Deportation Reprieve For Vizguerra

Jeanette Vizguerra walked triumphantly out of the sanctuary of a downtown Denver church and joined Arturo Hernandez Garcia on the state Capitol grounds to celebrate the news that they won’t face deportation for at least two more years.

Vizguerra took sanctuary first at the Unitarian church and then moved to First Baptist Church at East 13th Avenue and Grant Street after a stay of deportation was denied earlier this year.

Vizguerra and Hernandez Garcia said they were among 33 lucky immigrants who have been living in the country illegally and were granted a stay of deportation just before the Trump administration changed the rules for others in similar situations.

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