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Immigrant Rights Activist Leaves Church Sanctuary

by Kosta Harlan |
10/22/09
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Flor Crisóstomo and Carlos Montes of the Southern California Immigration Coalition and the Network to Fight for Economic Justice speaking at the “We Say Fight Back!” conference in Chicago, Illinois on Oct. 3 (Fight Back! News/Kim Defranco)

Flor Crisóstomo, a well-known organizer for the rights of immigrants and indigenous peoples, announced on Oct. 19 that she would leave her church sanctuary in Chicago to advance her advocacy and organizing for immigrants rights to a new stage.

In 2006, Flor Crisóstomo was one of 1200 people detained in a raid by Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) at the IFCO Systems plant. Crisóstomo, an undocumented immigrant, was scheduled for deportation. She decided to fight the decision.

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