Durham – On Friday, May 25, Javiera Caballero, Durham’s first Latina City Council member, will visit four parents of U.S. citizen children who face imminent deportation and have sought refuge in places of worship across the Triangle.

 “Sanctuaries are a foundation, you feel stronger, more supported. I hope that at least the mayors will fight against these deportations because being in sanctuary is truly difficult. By stopping these deportation orders, we can return to our families and communities. Why don’t they let our children to be happy? ” – Rosa

Councilwoman Javiera Caballero will visit: 

From 9 am to 10 am – Rosa del Carmen Ortez-Cruz, at Church of Reconciliation and the Chapel Hill Mennonite Fellowship (Chapel Hill)
From 10:30 am to 11:30 am – José Chicas, at the School of Conversion (Durham)
From 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm – Samuel Oliver-Bruno, at CityWell United Methodist Church (Durham)
From 2 pm to 3 pm – Eliseo Jimenez, at Umstead Park United Church of Christ (Raleigh)

“These visits mean so much because we can share, live and in person, how we feel living in sanctuary separated from our families.”- Samuel

 Rosa, José, Eliseo, and Samuel have each resided for over a decade in the United States and all have families and children who depend on them. They have each been displaced from their homes and separated from their children because of the threat of imminent deportation.

 “The leadership of local government officials, like Councilwoman Caballero, is essential in order to truly protect our community members from deportation and fight for them under the Trump Administration. We hope to see members of congress follow suit and take concrete action to stop the deportation of the six members of our community currently in sanctuary,” said Daniela Hernández Blanco, organizer of Alerta Migratoria NC.


Alerta Migratoria NC is the only rapid response deportation defense hotline and platform led by immigrants with a track record of stopping deportations in NC. Migration is a human right.

Contact: Viridiana Martinez, Director
(984) 377-2622 Hotline
(919) 704-0599 Cell
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