Updated: January 26, 2021 10:38 PM
Created: January 26, 2021 07:45 PM
MANCOS, C.O.—For almost four years, Rose Sabido has been living in Mancos, Colorado seeking sanctuary to avoid deportation.
“We are asking for our liberation from sanctuary,” said Sabido.
On Tuesday, Sabido and other members of the National Sanctuary Collective who are also living in churches across the U.S. got together virtually to call on the Biden Administration to make a change.
“And we urge them to consider approving states of removal and freedom from persecution,” she said.
Each member shared their story, many of which came from different parts of the world.
“Honduras is one of the most dangerous places in the world for women and girls. I came here seeking safety, I came here seeking asylum,” said Vicky Chavez, member of the collective.
Many collective members have called churches their home for more than two years. Some people are currently separated from their loved ones while others have been in sanctuary with their families.
“It's been difficult for me living all these years. Since my son was 7 years old, we don't know what it's like to have any type of liberty,” said Hilda Ramire, a collective member.
As of right now, the group hasn't heard from the Biden Administration, but they all hope to be included in the upcoming immigration policies.
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