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Sanctuary

In 2014, Vicky Chavez fled domestic abuse and violence in her native Honduras to seek asylum in the U.S. Nearly 4 years later, with her appeals exhausted and facing deportation, she asked a community of faith in Salt Lake City for sanctuary. Now sheltered inside the church, she finds herself part of an ancient conflict.

On Monday, July 9, 2018, Vicky learned that the Immigration Board of Appeals has denied the request to reopen her asylum case. She remains in sanctuary.

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Sanctuary

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