Woman facing deportation seeks sanctuary a second time

A Peruvian woman has sought sanctuary for a second time in Colorado rather than board a flight to her native country as ordered by immigration authorities.

DENVER (AP) - A Peruvian woman has sought sanctuary for a second time in Colorado rather than board a flight to her native country as ordered by immigration authorities.

The American Friends Service Committee said Tuesday that Ingrid Encalada Latorre has sought refuge in a Fort Collins church.

Latorre spent several months earlier this year inside a Quaker meeting house in Denver to avoid deportation for a 2010 conviction for possessing falsified or stolen identification papers.

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A deportation order was put on hold while she appealed her conviction. That appeal was denied, and Gov. john Hickenlooper refused to issue her a pardon.

U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement had granted Latorre up to Tuesday to leave the country.

Latorre entered the U.S. in 2000 and has two U.S.-born children.

© 2017 Associated Press


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