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Woman who faces deportation seeks sanctuary a second time

Peruvian has two U.S.-born children; appeal, pardon denied

DENVER — 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.

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.

In Mancos, Colorado, Rosa Sabido recently marked her 100th day in sanctuary at the town’s United Methodist Church.

Sabido, a Mexican national, was told in May that her application for a one-year stay of removal was denied by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. She was ordered to leave the country or face deportation. She has lived at the United Methodist Church in Mancos since June 2 and hopes to buy herself enough time to apply for another stay of removal and continue to seek permanent residency.

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