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Edith Espinal in Sanctuary

Faith, Community Leaders Submit Applications for Stays of Deportation in Support of Edith Espinal and Miriam Vargas
On Thursday, January 21st at 11 a.m., faith and community leaders will stand in solidarity with immigrant mothers, Edith Espinal and Miriam Vargas, who are submitting updated applications for stays of deportation to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) field office in Columbus.
Following a press conference, one ally will enter the ICE office to submit the applications on behalf of Espinal and Vargas.
WHAT: Press conference and submission of applications
WHEN: Thursday, January 21st at 11 a.m.
WHERE: ICE Field Office 50 W. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43215
WHO: Edith Espinal, in sanctuary at Columbus Mennonite Church since October 2017 Miriam Vargas, in sanctuary at First English Lutheran Church since July 2018

Shannon Hardin, Columbus City Council
Rev. Joel Miller, Columbus Mennonite Church
Rev. Sally Padgett, First English Lutheran Church
Morgan Harper, Columbus Stand Up!
Tim Chavez, Member of Citizen Miriam Volunteer Team

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