Jeanette Vizguerra, activist seeking sanctuary in Denver church, denied visa application to avoid deportation

Article subtitle: 
Vizguerra’s attorney said they plan to appeal the decision
Article CAIRCO note: 
CAIRCO fitst reported on this illegal alien in deportation proceedings in 2013
Article author: 
Saja Hindi
Article publisher: 
Denver Post
Article date: 
20 June 2019
Article category: 
Colorado News
Medium
Article Body: 

[...] Jeanette Vizguerra has been seeking sanctuary at the First Unitarian Society of Denver church since her stay of deportation expired earlier this year. In 2017, she lived at the church for 86 days to avoid being deported to Mexico before she was granted the stay ...

Vizguerra has been in the U.S. for almost 25 years ...

The mother who was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2017 ties the denial to her outspokenness and work for immigrant rights. She said her comments to the New York Times about her case were cited in the denial.

 “They’re blocking me because of my activism,” she said through a translator ...

“What they’re trying to do in this denial is attack my moral character and undermine my credibility,” she said.

Vizguerra referenced her misdemeanor conviction for using a fake Social Security number to work ...


CAIRCO Research

August 7, 2013 / Illegal alien community activist from Aurora facing deportation / CBS 4

Constitution of Mexico / Chapter III Foreigners 
Article 33 of Mexico’s constitution establishes the right of the president to detain and deport “any foreigner” and prohibits foreigners from participating “in any way” in the political affairs of the country. [Emphasis by CAIRCO]