Vigil held for immigrant mother facing deportation, living in Manhattan church

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS, Manhattan (WABC) -- A candlelight vigil was held for a mother seeking sanctuary from a deportation order at a church in Manhattan.

Friends and family gathered in Washington Heights to support Amanda Morales-Guerra.

The undocumented woman has been living at the Hollyrood Church for a few weeks.

Her representatives say she came here a decade ago from Guatemala.

Immigration officials say they are reviewing a deportation order.