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Caravan visits immigrant living inside southern Colorado church

Meg Hilling
September 24, 2018 07:11 PM

MANCOS, COLORADO – A sanctuary caravan made its way to Mancos, Colorado Monday to visit a woman who has sought sanctuary in a church for more than a year,

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"It's been very challenging and a wave of emotions and ups and downs," Rosa Sabido, the sanctuary seeker said.

In May of 2017, Rosa was informed she would be deported despite her years of work trying to become a citizen. Since then, she has remained within the confines of the Mancos United Methodist Church.

"It's already happening. By changing people's hearts and minds one at a time,” Sabido said. "I think every day there are some moments I feel good because there are people who come and care."

Sanctuary caravan was led by The People's Resolution, a group working to reform immigration laws.

What we find is that as people are able to learn the stories of folks that are willing to be public, they have a deeper understanding of how much our system really needs to change and how easy it would be for Congress to do that," caravan organizer Jennifer Piper said.

Rosa’s story isn't the only one the caravan will be highlighting. There are three other women in Colorado who are facing the same situation.

According to Rosa, there is no telling what the future holds for her but she hopes her journey will inspire change and keep others in her situation hanging on.

"I’d say not to lose faith. Not to lose the hope that things will change," Sabido said.

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