Sanctuary for Alex Garcia
Update July 12, 2019!
U. S. Representative William Lacy Clay has introduced legislation that could free Alex Garcia! The bill could change his immigration status to permanent legal resident of the United States and would rescind all orders of removal.
Read the full article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch here.
Our prayers are with Alex and his family!
Dear UCC Family,
Christ Church UCC in Maplewood is privileged to be offering sanctuary to Alex Garcia. Alex is, quite possibly, the kindest, hardest-working individual I have ever met. To watch him playing with his five children will warm your heart, and then crush it when you remember that Alex can no longer live with them at home, for fear that ICE agents will come to arrest and deport him. Escaping violence in Honduras 13 years ago, Alex came into the U.S. without the approved papers. He built a life, with a wife and children and community and job in Poplar Bluff, MO. Although he had previously been given permission to stay, that changed in 2017.
You can help us support Alex and his family, and work to overturn his order of removal. Below is a list of ways you can help. Thank you for doing what you can.
Rev. Rebecca Turner, Pastor
1. Build awareness.
Like and follow “Alex Belongs Here” on Facebook
Share posts from ABH regularly, tagging friends, organizations, and people of influence
To support Alex and his family donate to Christ Church and mark your donation for “sanctuary” http://www.maplewooducc.org/donate.html
Buy an #alexbelongshere t-shirt. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Educate your group.
Sign the Declaration of Sacred Resistance:
Invite Rev. Mary Albert to speak to your congregation about Alex. email@example.com
4. Take action.
Call or write to request a Stay of Removal for Rene Alexander Garcia A#078176440.
Director Ricardo Wong, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Ste 4000, 101 W Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60605 (312) 347-2400
Train to be a “vecino,” someone who takes a watch shift at Christ Church. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org