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Fugitive, Refugee, or American?

Latest News - July 21, 2017

U.S. immigration officials consider Nury Chavarria a fugitive. She has found sanctuary in a New Haven church to avoid deportation. US Policy restricts Immigration officials from entering a house of worship except in extraordinary circumstances.

Gov. Malloy supports the actions of Mrs. Chavarria, of Norwalk. He visited with her at Iglesia De Dios Pentecostal church. Malloy said the attempt to deport the Chavarria, who has no criminal history, shows Trump's administration is not being truthful when it says its immigration policies are focused on "the bad guys."

" I am also very concerned that the greater wrong is when the American people are lied to about what their government is doing," he told reporters after leaving the church. "If everything I have learned so far about this particular case bears up then we are being lied to about this case and apparently other cases, as well." said Malloy

Chavarria, who is from Guatemala, has lived in the U.S. for 24 years. Her four children, ages 9 to 21, are U.S. citizens. She fled from violent and harsh economic conditions in Guatemala. Conditions caused by years of US intervention on behalf of US corporations. Learn more about US History before making conclusion about immigrants displaced from countries with democratic governments we have toppled.

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At the New Haven vigil for Chavarria - rePublicArt worked with Haley Chavarria and vigil attendees to make a large protest banner for her mother, Nury Chavarria. The mural, styled after the work of artist Diego Rivera and created by a Spanish language class, was appropriated for the vigil. The mural-sized banner for Nury will temporarily be installed at De Dios Pentecostal church, New Haven. See news articles.


Nury Chavarria

14th Amendment to the US Constitution

No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Learn: United states History with Guatemala

Our Government with our tax dollars, implemented a covert war against the people of Guatemala. Over six decades of violence and debilitating economic condition, directly caused by these operations, led Chavarria and other people to flee Guatemala. What should the US do with the citizens displaced or fleeing from US led interventions in other countries? Should they be able to seek asylum in the US? Be informed, learn, and speak out!

This video will help you to start learning more about US Guatemala relations from 1954 to the present.

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US Army's School of the Americas, with tax dollars, has trained over 65,000 soldiers/ assassins/death squads in Latin America to support violent repressive regimes. It was closed in the US by public outrage but soon reopened under a new name Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC). Students from all over Central and South America are persuaded to come to the school free-of-charge to be trained in tactics that we and other countries label " inhumane".

Learn more about School of the Americas and WHINSEC.