Jeanette Vizguerra, a Mexican woman seeking to avoid deportation from the United States, speaks Wednesday as she holds her 6-year-old daughter, Zuri, during a news conference in a Denver church in which Vizguerra and her children have taken refuge.

Jeanette Vizguerra walked into a Colorado church on Wednesday — and into the forefront of a possible clash between Donald Trump and sanctuary churches across the country.
Vizguerra has lived in the U.S. since 1997. She has four children, three of them born here. Vizguerra was due to check in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Instead, she took sanctuary inside the First Unitarian Society of Denver.
“I did not make this decision lightly,” Vizguerra said through an interpreter during a news conference at the church. “I was thinking about it for weeks. But I think that I made the right decision in coming here, instead of going to the immigration office today.”
Vizguerra may be the first immigrant to seek sanctuary in a church since the Trump administration took office, but she likely won’t be the last. Across the country, dozens of churches and other faith communities say they’re preparing to offer sanctuary …
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