Accompaniment NEAT Stories

From COVID-19 in Detention to Accompaniment in the Bay Area: Sergio and Mission Peak UU Congregation in Fremont

Sergio and his family together in Nicaragua

Sergio Lopez is a young Nicaraguan man who is seeking asylum in the U.S. In Nicaragua he was persecuted by government military forces for peacefully demonstrating against Ortega’s crackdowns on working people.

In Nicaragua, and subsequently in Mexico where he fled and found work, he was robbed, kidnapped, harassed and tortured, both by government police and gang members.

He finally decided to come to the US, to seek asylum and was detained while crossing the border… [read more]

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