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Rosa Robles Loreto and Karla Neyoy at Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson.

Two women, who recently faced the separation of their families through deportation, voice their support of two executive immigration policies under review by the U.S. Supreme Court following oral arguments Monday. Read more»

Daniel Neyoy Ruiz

Immigration officials have extended the stay of a Mexican illegal immigrant, Daniel Neyoy Ruiz, who went into sanctuary last week at a Midtown Tucson church to protect himself from deportation. Read more»

Attorney Margo Cowan, Francisco Perez Cordova, and his wife Sarai Milla thank the congregation at St. Francis of the Foothills, where Cordova will seek sanctuary from deportation.

St. Francis of the Foothills is giving refuge to a Tucson man who has had a deportation order hanging over his head for months. For nearly a year, Francisco Perez Cordova has feared leaving his home. With a formal order of deportation hanging over his head, Cordova has worried that a drive to work or the grocery store could lead to his removal from the United States, separating the married father of five from his family. Read more» 1

Faith leaders and congregation members of Southside Presbyterian Church engage in prayer with Rosa Robles Loreto and her family as she went into sanctuary in August.

Reinvigorated by two recent sanctuary cases at Tucson's Southside Presbyterian Church, a sanctuary movement is once again offering refuge to people subject to deportation. Faith leaders announced Wednesday that 24 congregations across the country are part of the effort to shelter undocumented immigrants from officials Read more»

Luis Lopez-Acabal, shown with his wife, Mayra Canales, is seeking asylum to remain in the U.S. rather than return to Guatemala. (Cronkite News Photo by Imelda Mejia)

A Tempe church has offered sanctuary to a 24-year-old Guatemalan who said he came to the U.S. in 2007 on a work visa that was later revoked by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Read more» 1

Rosa Imelda Robles Loreto, her husband Gerardo and their two sons will stay on church grounds until immigration officials agree to close the deportation case against her.

Rosa Imelda Robles Loreto, her husband Gerardo and their two sons entered the Tucson church Thursday to the applause of around 100 supporters and more than a dozen religious leaders from around the city. Read more»

After a raucous call to the audience, the Tucson City Council agreed unanimously Tuesday to urge President Obama to use administrative action to stop the deportation of immigrants without serious criminal histories. Read more» 1

Daniel Neyoy Ruiz, center, with his wife Karla and his son Carlos, holds his stay from a March deportation order he received Monday from Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.

After nearly a month in sanctuary at a South Side Tucson church, Daniel Neyoy Ruiz was granted a stay in his deportation case Monday. Neyoy Ruiz, his wife Karla, and their 13-year old son have been living at Southside Presbyterian Church since May 13, when a removal order issued by Immigration and Custom Enforcement went into effect. Read more» 3

Daniel Neyoy Ruiz waits for a response from immigration officials Wednesday at the Southside Presbyterian Church where he sought sanctuary from am order to leave the country.

An illegal immigrant who sought sanctuary at a South Side church won't be immediately deported, officials said Thursday. But Daniel Neyoy Ruiz said that he and his family will remain at Southside Presbyterian Church until immigration officials close his case. Read more» 2

Members of the Southside Presbyterian congregation 'lay hands' on Daniel Neyoy Ruiz and Karla Neyoy after agreeing to give sanctuary to the family. Daniel is facing deportation after an immigration court ordered him to leave the country by May 13.

The birthplace of the sanctuary movement in the 1980s, Southside Presbyterian is once again offering refuge for an undocumented immigrant behind its walls. Facing deportation at midnight, an undocumented immigrant has turned to the activist church for sanctuary. Read more» 1