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Juana's story: Seeking sanctuary in a US church

Juana's story: Seeking sanctuary in a US church
Friday 24
0:30 2019

Two years since Juana Luz Tobar Ortega sought sanctuary in an attempt to avoid deportation from the United States, there is still no end in sight to her ordeal. In fact, the world outside has become even more dangerous for her and other migrants trapped in a similar situation. Originally from Guatemala, the 47-year-old mother-of-four took sanctuary at St Barnabas Episcopal Church in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 2017. In the years since she has spent her time sewing pillows and other items as a way to raise funds and pass the monotonous days. She puts the number at possibly 1,000 ...

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