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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»

Among more than 400 stories about the border and immigration published by TucsonSentinel.com in 2015, here are six worth reviewing and three more worth a read. Read more»

Rosa Robles Loreto with her family and attorney, as supporters held a prayer meeting as she left Southside Presbyterian Church, where she took refuge from a deportation order 461 days ago.

Surrounded by a packed house of supporters and reporters in a Tucson chapel, Rosa Imelda Robles Loreto thanked her family, her lawyer and advocates for helping her endure 461 days of sanctuary as she avoided deportation at Southside Presbyterian Church. Read more» 2

Rosa Robles Loreto, her family and supporters at the end of a vigil at Southside Presbyterian Church Friday marking the one-year anniversary when she took refuge at the church from a deportation order.

One year after entering a Tucson church to avoid being deported, an immigrant woman and the community that supports her marked the anniversary. In a small room at a South Tucson church, Rosa Robles Loreto counts the things she's missed: The birthdays of her two sons. Their baseball games, too numerous to count. Her anniversary with her husband. Read more»

Del Dawley, 56, rails against the deferred action programs for childhood arrivals and parents after interrupting an immigration forum at Pima Community College Friday night.

An immigration forum turned heated Friday night as a group of protesters heckled U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva at Pima Community College. Some walked out, and one man was escorted out of the event by police. Read more» 1

In January, legal clinic volunteer Myrna Velasco helped Karina Monter, Jocelyn Carino and Raul Carino organize documents for their application to the deferred action program, which was delayed by a federal judge Monday.

In a late Monday filing, a U.S. District Court judge issued an injunction halting President Obama's November executive actions expanding deferred action. The order could keep federal officials from accepting applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on Wednesday. Read more» 3

Rosa Robles Loreto has spent six months waiting for relief from her voluntary departure order which expired Aug. 8.

Rosa Robles Loreto has waited for six months for immigration officials to offer a stay of deportation order, living in sanctuary in a Tucson church. She has been anchored to a small room on the grounds of Southside Presbyterian Church, spending her days and nights there because the church is a safe harbor. Read more»

Francisco Perez Cordova lights a prayer candle for Rosa Robles Loreto, who has been in sanctuary at a south Tucson church for more than 100 days. While ICE has agreed to administratively close Perez Cordova's case, Robles Loreto must remain at Southside Presbyterian Church.

After 90 days in sanctuary at a north Tucson church, Francisco Perez Cordova was able to join his family at home on Christmas Eve after immigration officials agreed to close the deportation case against him. Read more» 1

Rosa Robles Loreto and Steven Teichner light a candle before the meal.

Members of the congregation of Southside Presbyterian Church held Thanksgiving with Rosa Robles Loreta and her family, breaking bread Thursday with a woman who has been in sanctuary for more than 100 days while facing a deportation order. Read more»

Francisco Perez Cordova with lawyer Margo Cowan and one of his children during a meeting at St. Francis of the Foothills after he was accepted into sanctuary at the north Tucson church.

Immigration officials have refused to grant Francisco Perez Cordova a stay of deportation despite his being the father of five U.S. citizens. He remains in sanctuary at a Tucson church. Read more»

Rosa Robles Loreto, her husband Gerardo and their youngest son, Jose Emiliano watch President Obama's speech on Thursday at Southside Presbyterian Church.

While President Obama pressed Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform during a speech in Las Vegas on Thursday, attorney Margo Cowan was planning new legal pathways to blunt deportation orders for the two people now in sanctuary at Tucson churches. Read more»

More than 100 people at Southside Presbyterian watched the president's speech along with Rosa Imelda Robles Loreto and her family.

President Obama's announcement of new guidelines for immigration enforcement means that two people who sought sanctuary in Tucson churches while facing deportation have new hope that they won't have to leave their families behind. Francisco Perez Cordoba and Rosa Robles Loreto watched the speech, surrounded by parishioners at their churches. Read more» 1

Obama speaks on immigration Thursday night.

Obama to undocumented immigrants who fit certain criteria: "Here's the deal ... you'll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily, without fear of deportation. You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law ... It does not grant citizenship, or the right to stay here permanently, or offer the same benefits that citizens receive." Read more»

Rosa Imelda Robles Loreto holds some of the 100 roses given to her by supporters to mark the 100 days she has been in sanctuary at a southside church.

For 100 days, Rosa Imelda Robles Loreto has stayed on the grounds of Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson, waiting and hoping for some reprieve from the deportation order that sent her into sanctuary in August. Supporters and faith leaders marked the stretch of time Saturday morning. Read more» 6

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

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