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Liliana’s Fight: Growing Church Sanctuary Movement Has A New Face

by Mexica Movement Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2007 at 9:20 PM
mexicamovement@sbcglobal.net (323) 981-0352

Minuteman protest against church draws over 100 supporters for new Church Sanctuary resident.
Attention is drawn to racist U.S. Visa Waiver Program.
Night vigil by supporters is scheduled for Friday August 17, 2007 @ 7:30 P.M. (outside church).

Liliana’s Fight: G...
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She is a prisoner, but she is not a criminal. She is a devoted mother, wife, and daughter. She had a full-time job, a driver’s license, and paid her taxes.
But for the last two months, Liliana (last name withheld) has taken on a new role. She is taking sanctuary within Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church in Long Beach.
 
Liliana has been made a prisoner within an inhumane cage of U.S. migration laws. Despite having a husband who is an American citizen and three children who are also U.S. citizens, ICE officers entered her home in May and attempted to take her away. Like a scene out of  “Schindler’s List,” the storm troopers had declared her “an undesirable” and were subjecting her to forced removal.
 
Terrified and terrorized, Liliana thought of her three children (U.S. citizens), her husband (U.S. citizen), her brothers and mother who also reside near her. ICE was demanding to tear her family apart and take away everything she had worked so hard for. By a stroke of luck and persuasion on the part of her husband, Liliana was given five days to turn herself in for deportation. She used that time to find a way to fight back.
 
 
“I will stay and fight”
 
Those counter-protestors who stayed after the Minuteman protest on Saturday morning met the new face of the Church Sanctuary Movement. Inside the church, a potluck dinner was held for Lilliana and her supporters.
 
Liliana is well-spoken and exudes a quiet strength. She handles television media questions calmly and intelligently. But her pain is never far from the surface. Instead of cowering in fear, she said, she decided to stay and fight (SEE VIDEO LINKS BELOW). Allowing herself to be deported was unacceptable for her and her family. She has rights and she knows that Washington D.C. is wrestling with changing the laws that imprison her --and her family.
 
 
Her Only Crime
 
Liliana’s only "crime" was that she was not born a European. She was born a Mexican woman, a person of Indigenous descent on this continent. But she was not born in England, Italy, or Germany—three of the 25 European-descent countries which enjoy the privileged U.S.Visa Waiver Program.
 
Other Visa Waiver Program countries include (but are not limited to): Canada, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, France, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Scotland, Wales, The Netherlands, and Ireland.
 
Liliana recounts a story of meeting an Italian who boasted to her that he was here without an Immigration Visa: he was an Italian national and therefore only needed to flash a simple passport at any U.S. port of entry. No questions asked. Liliana said, "They say that this country isn't racist. So why don't they demand that the Europeans get visas to enter the country? Is it about skin color?"
 
 
The Fight Forward
 
Because she is Mexican, Lilliana is being held to a standard unthinkable of enacting against Europeans. Because she is Mexican, she is now being held in sanctuary, a prisoner of racism. Lilliana never had the “instant amnesty” of being born a Canadian, German, or Australian. And that is why she --and several others-- are fighting for their rights.
 
GET INVOLVED. SUPPORT LILIANA AND HER FAMILY:
 
Email Debbie at uprising@sbcglobal.net
Or contact Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church in Long Beach.
 
Attend the Night Vigil by supporters:
scheduled for Friday August 17, 2007 @ 7:30 P.M. (outside church).
 

WATCH VIDEOS OF LILIANA SPEAKING:

http://media.putfile.com/Lilliana-news-interview-sanctuary

http://media.putfile.com/Lilliana-sanctuary-story

http://media.putfile.com/Liliana-talks-about-arrest-by-ICE

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STOP the Raids and Deportations

by Mexica Movement Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2007 at 9:28 PM
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STOP the Raids and D...
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Sign made by Mexica Movement.
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Determined to fight injustice

by Mexica Movement Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2007 at 9:33 PM
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Practicing what they preach

by Mexica Movement Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2007 at 9:34 PM
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Liliana is interviewed by TV reporter

by Mexica Movement Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2007 at 9:37 PM
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Last week, Liliana was on the front page of USA Today.
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"We support Liliana!"

by Mexica Movement Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2007 at 9:38 PM
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Potluck dinner for Liliana

by Mexica Movement Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2007 at 9:38 PM
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Musicians

by Mexica Movement Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2007 at 9:38 PM
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Attend the Night Vigil by supporters: scheduled for Friday August 17, 2007 @ 7:30 P.M.
(outside church).
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THE BUSH 9-11 SKULL & BONES OIL JUNTA ON THE POST 9-11 BUSH HIJACKING OF IMMIGRATION THE BUSH 9-11 SKULL & BONES OIL JUNTA Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2007 at 10:21 PM
excelelnt~ dl Wednesday, Aug. 01, 2007 at 7:54 AM
Great work! great images! great article! should be front page! citlalmina Wednesday, Aug. 01, 2007 at 9:14 AM
Great work! great images! great article! should be front page! citlalmina Wednesday, Aug. 01, 2007 at 9:15 AM
Great job! TruthBTold Wednesday, Aug. 01, 2007 at 11:36 AM
Immanuel Presbyterian on Wilshire joins Santuary movt BaBaBooey! Thursday, Aug. 02, 2007 at 12:18 PM
Stand Down! TruthBTold Thursday, Aug. 02, 2007 at 4:45 PM
white supremacists gotta go Citlalmina Friday, Aug. 03, 2007 at 8:17 AM
100 Non-European Inventions Manuel Friday, Aug. 03, 2007 at 8:36 AM
after the midnight hours V Saturday, Aug. 04, 2007 at 6:50 AM
after the midnight hours BorderRaven Saturday, Aug. 04, 2007 at 9:45 AM
the lineage of Border Blimp (Gerry Nance) Gas filled Wind Bags Unite Saturday, Aug. 04, 2007 at 12:23 PM
Liliana we support you! d Sunday, Aug. 05, 2007 at 9:06 AM
why are they so ignorant/deceptive? sd Monday, Aug. 06, 2007 at 6:11 AM
Who's to blame? Chicano Monday, Aug. 06, 2007 at 7:59 AM
Gas filled Wind Bags Unite is a P-U-S-S-Y BorderRaven Monday, Aug. 06, 2007 at 10:30 AM
gerry V Tuesday, Aug. 07, 2007 at 10:16 AM
A good quote BorderRaven Wednesday, Aug. 08, 2007 at 2:43 AM
SOS=Hypocrites TruthBTold Wednesday, Aug. 08, 2007 at 1:05 PM
Mike Almeida is BUSTED BaBaBooey! Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007 at 9:56 AM
Possible mistake made Mario Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007 at 2:20 PM
Possible mistake made Mario Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007 at 2:20 PM
Racist Visa Waiver Program Manuel Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007 at 7:58 AM
Mike (REAL racism) Manuel Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007 at 8:17 AM
Visa Waiver Program Mario Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007 at 4:22 PM
Mario Manuel Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007 at 12:26 PM
Manuel Mario Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007 at 9:49 AM
re: Mario Manuel Friday, Aug. 17, 2007 at 6:10 AM
5 more European countries added to US. Visa Waiver Program Manuel Friday, Aug. 17, 2007 at 7:03 AM
VWP Mario Friday, Aug. 17, 2007 at 10:08 AM
re: VWP Manuel Friday, Aug. 17, 2007 at 10:54 AM
re: re: VWP Mario Friday, Aug. 17, 2007 at 11:46 AM
Whose laws? Manuel Friday, Aug. 17, 2007 at 7:40 PM
Come support Liliana tonight @ 7:30 PM Manuel Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007 at 6:19 AM
Re: Who's Laws? Mario Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007 at 8:50 AM
re: Whose laws? Manuel Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007 at 9:00 AM
EVENT CANCELLED Manuel Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007 at 9:28 AM
Supporting Liliana Mario Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007 at 10:07 AM
newsflash former St. Lukes Parishoner Monday, Aug. 20, 2007 at 4:32 PM
Liliana and the Visa Waiver Program Sadie Rose Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007 at 7:19 PM
Using proper channels Sadie Rose Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007 at 7:35 PM
Gestapo comment Sadie Rose Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007 at 7:49 PM
Capital Knows No Border mous Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007 at 9:29 PM
Gestapo comment mous Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007 at 9:31 PM
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