Guatemalan Family Takes ‘Sanctuary’ in Austin Church — Again

January 18, 2018
Texas Observer

"But on Tuesday, Ramirez announced that ICE had refused to renew their protection in October; once again, she and Ivan, 11, will indefinitely confine themselves in the church.

'I’m grateful that the church is continuing to support me; I don’t feel alone,' said Ramirez Tuesday on a conference call attended by four immigrants living in sanctuary in Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. 'The church is my family … and I’m going to continue fighting.'"