DENVER (CBS4) – Immigrants going through deportation in Colorado say there’s new hope for his or her state of affairs. Their optimism grew after Democrat Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 presidential election.
The First Unitarian Church in Denver is residence for Jeannette Vizguerra. Going through attainable deportation to Mexico, she has been in sanctuary for two years now.
“My hope is this new president create change in the immigration system,” she instructed CBS4’s Rick Sallinger.
With Joe Bidden attributable to take workplace in January, Vizguerra’s lengthy effort to as soon as once more be free in America may presumably be realized.
“Yeah, my hope is it’s about time, not just for me but for more than 11 million people,” she mentioned, talking about all immigrants with out paperwork.
There are others searching for sanctuary on the United Methodist Church in Denver’s Park Hill neighborhood. Araceli Velasquez has been there for about three years.
She is attempting to maintain her household collectively In Colorado relatively than face removing to El Salvador. We spoke together with her by way of an interpreter.
“El Salvador is place you cannot live now because there is so much violence,” Velasquez mentioned.
Meantime in Boulder, Ingrid Encalda Latorre has lengthy been combating authorities efforts to deport her to Peru. She has been dwelling within the Unitarian Universalist Church and different locations of sanctuary for four years. She instructed us her hopes are excessive.
“Sure now we have extra hope with this president, Joe Biden. With this administration we tried however had a whole lot of doorways closed,” she mentioned in an interview over Zoom.
Now she and the others who’ve taken refuge in church buildings are praying they may quickly be capable of safely depart with out concern of deportation.