Sanctuary Leader holds Press Event for Husband Detained by Immigration Today

A Press Advisory from our partners, AFSC:


For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Jennifer Piper, jpiper@afsc.org720-301-1858




Ingrid Encalada Latorre of Denver, in Sanctuary


[Boulder, CO]  Ingrid Encalada Latorre’s partner, Eliseo, was detained, out of the blue, by six immigration and customs enforcement agents this afternoon.  Ingrid, her family, and her community will hold a press event at 6:00 pm this evening at Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave.


Ingrid is a leader with the Metro Denver Sanctuary Coalition and is part of  national movement for immigrant rights. She claimed Sanctuary at UUCB last month.


Who: Ingrid Encalada Latorre, her family, and her community

What: Hold a press event regarding her husband’s detention

WhenThursday, January 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm

Where: Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave., Boulder, CO

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FIRM Statement on the Sunset of TPS for Salvadorans

For Immediate Release: January 8, 2018

Contact: Jasmine Nazarett, jnazarett@communitychange.org202-339-9330

New Year, Same Trump: Sunsets Temporary Protected Status for Nearly 200,000 Salvadorans

(WASHINGTON)— Kica Matos, spokesperson for the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), issued the statement below after the Trump administration announced the decision on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadoran people:

“This administration has started the new year pushing the same anti-immigrant, ethnic cleansing agenda. In a heartless and cruel attack on our community, DHS has ended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 195,000 Salvadoran people—the largest population to have their TPS ended. This is the fourth termination of TPS in a span of three months, and yet another attack to add to the list of executive actions and policies that target people of color.

People with TPS have fled devastating conditions in their native countries and have built their lives here. They work, pay taxes and give back to their communities. They have more than 270,000 U.S.-born citizen children who would be separated from their parents, or be forced to relocate to a country foreign to them by a group of racists who do not understand their sacrifices.

This is ethnic cleansing; it is a systematic forced removal of an ethnic group of people. Congress needs to step up and do what’s right: create a permanent solution immediately and give these families security.”


The Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) is the nations largest immigrant-rights coalition, with grassroots organizations fighting for immigrant rights at the local, state and federal level. For more information, go to www.fairimmigration.org or follow us on Twitter @Re4mImmigration.

Colorado People’s Alliance is a part of the FIRM national network.