Recent Press

A chronological list of publications that have featured Edith or the sanctuary movement in Ohio.

 
 
 

9/5/2017 - NBC 4 - To Avoid Deportation, woman takes sanctuary in Columbus church

9/6/2017 Dispatch - Woman facing deportation given sanctuary in Columbus church

9/17/2017 - NBC4 - Family, friends surround Edith Espinal on the eve of her meeting with ICE

9/26/2017 - Radio WOSU - Undocumented Mother Again Faces Deportation, Despite Being Granted Sanctuary

10/3/2017 - Dispatch - Mexican Woman again seeks sanctuary in Columbus Church

10/3/2017 - NBC4 - Woman facing deportation details stressful situation for family

10/10/2017 - Dispatch - Edith Espinal tries new avenue to stay in US

10/10/2017 - Radio OSU - Remaining In Sanctuary, Columbus Immigrant Edith Espinal Evades Deportation

10/10/2017 - ABC 6 - Time may run out for Columbus mother fighting deportation

10/10/2017 - NBC 4 - On deadline to return to Mexico, woman remains in Clintonville church

10/16/2017 - NBC4 - Espinal family celebrates 'small victory' after youngest son meets with ICE

10/18/2017 - Columbus Alive - Community Feature: Inside Edith Espinal’s Life in sanctuary

10/31/2017 - ABC6 - Columbus creates legal defense fund for immigrants

1/16/2018 - Dispatch - Growing sanctuary movement an act of resistance to immigration policy, activists say

1/17/2018 - Cleveland.com - Husband of Columbus woman living in church gets help from Cleveland clergy

4/17/2018 - Columbus Underground - Life as an Undocumented Immigrant in Columbus

4/25/2018 - Columbus Monthly - Clintonville Church Gives Sanctuary to Immigrant Avoiding Deportation

5/10/2018 - Radio WOSU - Immigration Policy separating parents from Children

6/21/2018 - Columbus Underground - In a Fusion of Faith and Political Struggle, Sanctuary Becomes a Movement

6/30/2018 - Columbus Underground - Columbus Turns out for families separated at the border

7/1/208 - Dispatch - Second Columbus woman facing deportation seeks sanctuary at a church

7/2/2018 - Columbus Underground - East Columbus Church Offers Sanctuary to Local Mother and Children

8/23/2018 - Rewire - Exclusive: Five Immigrants Briefly Leave Sanctuary to Learn How to Organize

9/28/2018 - The Guardian - A year in 'sanctuary': the Ohio mother living in a church to defy deportation

10/2/2018 - 10tv - Edith Espinal marks one year in sanctuary, calls out politicians for "lack of help"

10/2/2018 - Dispatch - Edith Espinal anxious but hopeful a year after seeking sanctuary in Columbus church

10/25/2018 - YS News - Sanctuary Explored as ICE activity increases

10/29/2018 - The Mennonite - One Year in Sanctuary: A reflection

1/4/2019 Ted X (Joel Miller, pastor of Columbus Mennonite)

1/9/2019 Ted X (Edith)

1/16/2019 - Columbus Alive - Community feature: Grassroots network breaks down barriers to food

1/17/2019 New Republic 1/17/2019 Edith Espinal Has Spent 18 Months Hiding From ICE in a Church. How Much Longer Will the Authorities Let Her Stay?

1/21/2019 - Dispatch- Columbus’ sanctuary churches say they have a long history of social justice, serving others

1/21/2019 - A tale of two sanctuary churches: Congregants in Ohio and the Netherlands find ‘instant connection’

1/26/2019 - Dispatch - For the first time in Ohio, woman leaves church sanctuary a legal resident

2/19/2019 - Columbus Underground - Undocumented | Edith Espinal Fights to Remain With her Family in Ohio

2/24/2019 - ABC 6- Columbus City Council passes resolution to keep immigrant families together

2/25/2019 -NBC 4 - Columbus City Council shows support for immigrants living in sanctuary

 2/26/2019 -Columbus Underground - Council Passes Resolution Supporting Undocumented Immigrants in Sanctuary

3/6/2019 - The Lantern- Over 500 days in sanctuary: Edith Espinal’s story

3/27/2019 – Columbus Alive - Best Ongoing Political Stand: Edith Espinal

5/9/2019 - Remezcla - For Mother’s Day, Here’s How to Help Moms Caught Up in the Justice System

5/10/2019 - ABC6 - Supporters hold Mother's Day concert for Edith Espinal

7/2/2019 - NBC4 - Columbus woman at center of immigration fight fined nearly $500K by ICE

7/2/2019 - WBNS10 - Columbus mother living in sanctuary at church fined nearly $500,000 for evading deportation

7/2/2019 - WSYX6 - Undocumented immigrant taking sanctuary at church fined nearly $500,000 by ICE

7/2/2019 - NPR - Trump Administration Hits Some Immigrants In U.S. Illegally With Fines Up To $500,000

7/2/2019 - The Columbus Dispatch - Edith Espinal among immigrants fined nearly $500,000 by feds for evading deportation

7/2/2019 - WOSU - Trump Administration Hits Some Immigrants In U.S. Illegally With Fines Up To $500,000

7/2/2019 - ABC News - ICE issuing fines to immigrants who have taken sanctuary in churches

7/2/2019 - The Washington Post - Trump administration threatens hefty fines on immigrants who elude deportation

7/2/2019 - US News - Report: Trump Administration Notifies Immigrants of $500,000 Fines

7/2/2019 - The Hill - Trump admin issues notices of $500K fines for immigrants in US illegally: NPR

7/3/2019 - CNN - ICE seeks to fine some undocumented immigrants potentially thousands of dollars

7/3/2019 - Daily Mail - Trump administration plans fines of a HALF-MILLION dollars for illegal immigrants who won't leave after judges order their deportation as ICE prepares for nationwide raids

7/3/2019 - WOSU - Edith Espinal Speaks Out About 'Injustice' Of $500,000 ICE Fine

7/3/2019 - CNN - Multan en EE.UU. a una inmigrante indocumentada por cerca de millón de dólares

7/3/2019 - Univision - Casi medio millón de dólares, la multa del gobierno contra una indocumentada que tiene una orden de deportación

7/3/2019 - New York Times - Ordered Deported, Then Sent a $497,777 Fine From ICE

7/3/2019 - Univision - Esta madre latina recibió una multa de ICE de casi $500,000 por no cumplir su orden de deportación

7/3/2019 - Telemundo - Multas para quienes desobedezcan órdenes de deportación

7/3/2019 - Religious News Service - Sanctuary churches say fines against immigrants meant to sow fear

7/5/2019 - SBS News - Ordered deported, migrants in the US hit with fines running into hundreds of thousands

7/5/2019 - Rewire News - Sanctuary Leaders Fight Back Against ICE’s ‘Psychological Violence’ and Steep Fines