Colorado [illegal alien] woman denied pardon by governor re-enters sanctuary in Fort Collins church

Article subtitle: 
Ingrid Encalada Latorre was scheduled to be deported to Peru on Tuesday
Article author: 
Jenn Fields
Article publisher: 
Denver Post
Article date: 
17 October 2017
Article category: 
Colorado News
Article Body: 

Ingrid Encalada Latorre was scheduled to be deported to Peru on Tuesday but instead moved into a Fort Collins church to continue her fight to stay in Colorado with her two children, despite a pardon denial from Gov. John Hickenlooper and despite an expired stay of removal.

Encalada Latorre in December claimed sanctuary at Mountain View Friends Meeting in Denver to buy time to fight a criminal conviction for using someone else’s papers to work. She left sanctuary in May after she was granted a stay of removal that extended 30 days past her court date to try to overturn her felony conviction. The judge denied her request, though, so she turned to Hickenlooper for a pardon of the criminal conviction, which could have allowed her to reopen her immigration case ...

CAIRCO Research

Can churches provide legal sanctuary to undocumented immigrants, CNN, February  17, 2017

8 of 11 Activists Guilty in Alien Sanctuary Case [Presbyterian Church], 1986, LA Times
[...] in Washington, Immigration and Naturalization Service Commissioner Alan C. Nelson issued a statement saying: "Above all, this case has demonstrated that no group, no matter how well meaning or highly motivated, can arbitrarily violate the laws of the United States. . . .

The 11 defendants all were charged with conspiracy; most faced additional charges of actually participating in smuggling,  transporting, harboring or aiding and abetting illegal aliens ...


USDOJ - 1907. Title 8, U.S.C. 1324(a) Offenses

Harboring -- Subsection 1324(a)(1)(A)(iii) makes it an offense for any person who -- knowing or in reckless disregard of the fact that an alien has come to, entered, or remains in the United States in violation of law, conceals harbors, or shields from detection, or attempts to conceal, harbor, or shield from detection, such alien in any place, including any building or any means of transportation.transporting, harboring or aiding and abetting illegal aliens ...