Almost seven months after a Mexican immigrant went into sanctuary at a Tucson church, supporters Wednesday launched a campaign asking for her deportation order to be removed.
Dozens gathered at Southside Wednesday to pick up signs and learn about the social media campaign which uses photos of people holding signs of support tagged with #LetRosaStay.
Organizers said they hope to put the national spotlight on Robles Loreto's case.
Pima County Supervisor Ramon Valadez and Sunnyside School Board members Daniel Hernandez Jr. and Eva Carrillo-Dong attended the campaign launch.
“We can’t have children learning if they’re constantly in fear that when they go home mom may not be there,” Hernandez Jr. said.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has said it will not actively seek to deport Robles Loreto but the immigrant's requests to close her case have been denied.
When President Barack Obama outlined his executive action on immigration in November he also directed the Department of Homeland Security to focus on deporting felons not families.
Because Robles Loreto's case is low priority her deportation order should have been removed by now, Robles Loreto’s attorney Margo Cowan has said.
“I have faith things will go well,” Robles Loreto said.