Posted: May 16, 2019
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents just ripped a Lutheran preacher out of her home, arresting her in her pajamas in front of her five-year-old granddaughter.
ICE agents forced their way into Betty Rendón's home with guns drawn, "violently" shook her husband, and were reportedly "jubilant" after the arrest.
Pastor Rendón, who fled to the U.S. from Colombia after armed guerrillas attacked the school where she taught, now serves a church in Wisconsin as a student pastor while studying for her doctorate. Her bishop says the Rendóns have "been a blessing to every community that they've ever been a part of."
Local religious leaders just held an interfaith prayer vigil outside the detention center where Pastor Rendón is being held, and national Lutheran leaders have called on federal officials to release her from detention.
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