Tell ICE: Keep Ingrid Home!

Immigration and Customs Enforcement

"We are human beings. We are your neighbors and friends living and working alongside citizens. We will continue to resist until our full humanity, contributions and place in this country are recognized." - Ingrid

Ingrid Encalada Latorre has called the United States home for half of her 33 years. She lives in Colorado with her two US citizen children, Bryant who is nine years old and Anibal who is two years old. Ingrid has been fighting to stay with her family for seven years, and is now stuck in limbo after having to seek sanctuary for the second time at a local church because ICE wants to deport her.  

Ingrid has been fighting to stay with her family for seven years. She worked for many years at a nursing home to support herself and her son, and like millions of people who need to support their families, she used documents she had purchased to be able to work. This led to her arrest in 2010. Her lawyer back then suggested that she agree to a felony plea, and due to that she completed 4 1/2 years of probation and paid $11,500 of back taxes. However, she didn't understand that the plea, which allowed her to serve probation and pay fines rather than serve jail time, would have negative consequences for her immigration case.

Last November Ingrid had to seek sanctuary in a church in Denver, fearing that she would be deported and separated from her young children. Thanks to the pressure of the community, she was finally granted a couple of months to address her situation in court. Unfortunately the judge denied her request to reopen her case and the only thing that could protect her was to receive a pardon from Colorado Governor Hickenlooper, but he refused to do so. Left without options, Ingrid returned to sanctuary where she's living with her 2 year old son and only sees her oldest son in the weekends.

Ingrid is now seeking a "Pardon Resolution" from the Colorado legislature. Sign this petition to support her request. Ingrid’s family and community needs Ingrid home now.

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To: Immigration and Customs Enforcement
From: jorge taveras

Grant Ingrid Encalada Latorre (A# 200-820-242) a stay of removal allowing her to return to her home in Colorado to be with her family. Ingrid's two US citizen children need her home with them, especially one year old Anibal who is undergoing medical treatment.