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An Austin congregation has opened their doors to a woman facing deportation

February 8, 2016

Hilda took sanctuary at Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church amid reports of ICE raids and deportations

WHAT: Press conference announcing Hilda’s sanctuary with an Austin congregation
WHO: The Austin Sanctuary Network
WHEN:  Tuesday, February 9 at 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 14311 Wells Port Dr.

(AUSTIN, Texas) — This week, Hilda, a woman who came to the U.S. fleeing violence in Guatemala, will announce that she has taken sanctuary with an Austin congregation at Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Local clergy and community members will join a press conference to talk about how the sanctuary movement has been growing in Austin and why immigration officials must #LetHildaStay.

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Grassroots Leadership is an Austin, Texas-based national organization that works to end prison profiteering and reduce reliance on criminalization and detention through direct action, organizing, research, and public education.