Headlines: Alirio Gámez Takes Sanctuary

September 8, 2017
Austin Chronicle

"Alirio Gámez, from El Salvador, speaks Monday at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin, where he's taken sanctuary. 'I sought sanctuary here because I have the right to life,' he said in his native Spanish. 'I came from El Salvador because I suffered the violence that my country lives with .... I was not eager to come here. The work I had in my country was enough to survive.'" (Photo by Jana Birchum)