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Fearing Deportation, Guatemalan LGBT Activist Finds Sanctuary in Austin Church

Sulma Carina Franco-Chamale is the first person in Texas to seek sanctuary in a church since a nationwide sanctuary movement was reignited last year in Arizona. On Wednesday morning, Franco’s supporters stood by her during a press conference at the Unitarian church, chanting “Let Sulma Stay!” and holding signs that said “Sulma is welcome here.”