A Virginia church has offered to shelter and protect a woman from Guatemala who is facing deportation. Maria Chavalan Sut, a 44-year-old indigenous woman, moved into Charlottesville’s Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church on Sept. 30, the date her lawyer says Immigration and Customs Enforcement ordered her to be removed from the U.S., according to The Daily Progress. Isaac Collins, the church’s lead pastor, told HuffPost his congregation is prepared to host Chavalan Sut for as long as she needs. “We aren’t trying to make some bold political statement,” Collins told HuffPost in an email. She says that people trying to steal her land in Guatemala set her home on fire, destroying her family’s possessions.
Source: Huffington Post October 11, 2018 18:58 UTC