Grant Asylum to Mother & Children in Sanctuary at Germantown Mennonite Church

On December 13th, 2017, Carmela, Fidel, Keyri, Yoselin and Edwin took the prophetic and bold step to enter into Sanctuary at Church of the Advocate, a member congregation of New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia. “I am taking Sanctuary to fight for my family, to protest our deportation orders and the injustices of the immigration systems. Everybody deserves to live with dignity and safety,” said Carmela.

Looking for ways to be a part of their fight for peace and freedom?

  • VIRTUAL VIGILS Did you know Carmela does virtual vigils with different faith leaders every Wednesday at 12PM LIVE on NSM’s Facebook? That’s right! Since the beginning of COVID, Carmela has been streaming a new vigil every week. Tune in to get the latest Sanctuary Campaign updates from Carmela herself. Click here to view the archive of Carmela’s weekly virtual vigils.
  • CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Are you a supporter of Carmela and want to do more for her fight for freedom? Carmela leads a committee of members who’ve dedicated themselves to supporting strategy and outreach for her campaign. To learn more, email
  • DONATE Click the button below to support Carmela and her family as they continue their pursuit for peace and justice.

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