Valley Morning Star: Sanctuary – La Posada shelters families seeking asylum

Valley Morning Star: Sanctuary – La Posada shelters families seeking asylum

By KAYLEIGH SOMMER | STAFF WRITER

VMS - SanctuarySAN BENITO — All Saba wanted for herself and her three children was freedom.

Facing civil unrest in her home country of Ethiopia, she said, that dream had seemed almost unattainable.

Her husband, an outspoken civil rights advocate, had been jailed, she said. Fearing for the safety of her family, she said, she left her home and came to the United States.

As asylum seekers, Saba, who did not want her last name used, now lives with her children at La Posada Providencia in San Benito.

“I’m free. I can say what I want, and I am not scared anymore,” Saba said.

Founded in 1989 by the Sisters of Divine Providence, La Posada offers shelter for immigrants, asylum seekers and asylees recently processed by United States immigration authorities… Click here to continue reading on the Valley Morning Star’s website.