DENVER (AP) An immigration activist who was granted a temporary stay from deportation after seeking sanctuary in Denver churches has once again taken up shelter inside a house of faith.
The Denver Post reports lawyers for Jeanette Vizguerra (vihz-GEHR'-uh) announced that she will be confined to living in the First Unitarian Society of Denver church to avoid being deported to Mexico.
Her nearly two-year stay expired Friday.
Her attorneys filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, claiming the agency "carried out a yearslong campaign" to deport her without "valid justification" and due process.
ICE spokesman Carl Rusnok said in a statement that the agency does not comment on pending litigation as a matter of policy.
Vizguerra has lived in the United States for more than two decades.
Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com