Two weeks ago, 38-year-old Veronica Castro — an undocumented immigrant and wife of a U.S. veteran — told her story to a crowd gathered outside Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C.: She had come to the U.S. from Mexico 17 years ago, seeking medical surgery for her young son. She was facing possible deportation in April.
Today, she learned she won’t be deported by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement — at least for another year.
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A grateful crowd of faith advocates and immigration activists, gathered outside the ICE office in Baltimore, welcomed the news. The vigil, organized by the DMV Sanctuary Congregation Network, was served to publicly accompany Veronica to her hearing — one key tenet of providing sanctuary, immigration activists say. Advocates pledged to stay at the ICE offices until her appointment was complete.
The concept of sanctuary is widely understood to mean offering physical safety, but the
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