2 given shelter from deportation

first_imgChurches gave sanctuary Wednesday to two men from Mexico and Guatemala to protect them from deportation and launch a nationwide effort to pressure lawmakers to create a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. More than 30 priests, pastors, imams and rabbis blessed the men during a raucous ceremony attended by 300 people at Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in downtown Los Angeles. “We are here to raise our voices for those who can’t raise their own,” said Cesar Arroyo, pastor of San Pablo’s Lutheran Church in North Hollywood, which will house the man from Guatemala. The immigrants each had two children in tow as they sat in front of the altar. The Guatemalan, a gardener who gave his name only as Juan, said he worried about what might happen to his young daughters if he was deported. Both girls are U.S. citizens because they were born in this country. “I want to ask the politicians to see the suffering of the immigrant families,” he said. The 44-year-old Mexican, who gave his name only as Jose, will live at the downtown church. He sat next to his two teenage sons who wore the latest American fashion and spoke more English than Spanish. They are also U.S. citizens. Jose said he had been in the country 17 years, working as a cook at Los Angeles International Airport until he was injured and his immigration status was revealed. After the ceremony, he went to his room in the church, which has a single bed, a sink and a toaster oven. “I’m going to stay here until this is resolved,” he said, referring to his deportation order. Organizers don’t believe immigration agents will make arrests inside the churches.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Penalty shootout records in international football: European nations ranked

first_img 12 12 12. Romania have the worst penalty shootout win percentage of any European national team, losing both of the two shoot-outs they have contested (both at the World Cup finals). Find out how other European nations compare – just click the arrow above to count down our ranking – Find out which European national teams have the worst and best shootout records – we’ve looked across both the World Cup and European Championship finals and ranked teams by spot-kick win percentage (only including national teams – and their foreunners – that have contested at least two shootouts). Joint 6. Denmark have a win percentage of 50% in shootouts (P2 W1 L1) – Best shootout result: Beating the Netherlands 5-4 in the 1992 European Championship semi-finals. Worst result: Losing 5-4 to Spain in the 1984 European Championship semi-finals. 4. Spain have a win percentage of 57% in shootouts (P7 W4 L3) – Best shootout result: Beating Italy 4-2 in the Euro 2008 quarter-finals. Worst result: Losing 5-3 to South Korea in the 2002 World Cup quarter-finals. 5. France have a win percentage of 50% in shootouts (P6 W3 L3) – Best shootout result: Beating Italy 4-3 in the 1998 World Cup quarter-finals. Worst result: Losing 5-3 to Italy in the 2006 World Cup final. 11. England have a win percentage of just 14% in shoot-outs (P7 W1 L6) – Best shootout result: Beating Spain 4-2 in the Euro 96 quarter-finals. Worst result: Losing 4-3 to West Germany in the 1990 World Cup semi-finals. Germany’s shootout victory over Italy at Euro 2016 not only put them in the tournament’s semi-finals, but furthered a fearsome spot-kick reputation.Despite missing three penalties in their eventual 6-5 success, including a first miss in five shootouts since 1982, Germany held their nerve better than the Italians.But how do other nations rank against Germany in terms of shootout success?We’ve looked at the shootout records of European national teams across both the World Cup and European Championship finals and you can see the results, above, ranked by win percentage.Only national teams that have taken part in more than one shootout have been included. 9. Italy have a win percentage of 33.33% in shootouts (P9 W3 L6) – Best shootout result: Beating France 5-3 in the 2006 World Cup final. Worst shootout result: Losing 3-2 to Brazil in the 1994 World Cup final. 2. Germany/West Germany have a win percentage of 86% in shootouts (P7 W6 L1) – Best shootout result: Beating England 4-3 in the 1990 World Cup semi-finals. Worst shootout result: Losing 5-3 to Czechoslovakia in the 1976 European Championship final. 12 12 1. Czech Republic/Czechoslovakia have a win percentage of 100% in shootouts (P3 W3) – Best shootout result: Beating West Germany 5-3 in the 1976 European Championship final. Other wins: 9-8 v Italy in the 1980 European Championship third-place play off (as Czechoslovakia) and 6-5 v France in the Euro 96 semi-finals (as the Czech Republic). 10. Netherlands have a win percentage of 29% in shootouts (P7 W2 L5) – Best shootout result: Beating Sweden 5-4 in the Euro 2004 quarter-finals. Worst shootout result: Losing 4-2 to Brazil in the 1998 World Cup semi-final and again 4-2 to Argentina in the 2014 World Cup semis. 12 Joint 6. Sweden have a win percentage of 50% in shootouts (P2 W1 L1) – Best shootout result: Beating Romania 5-4 in the 1994 World Cup quarter-finals. Worst shootout result: Losing 5-4 to the Netherlands in the Euro 2004 quarter-finals. Joint 6. Republic of Ireland have a win percentage of 50% in shootouts (P2 W1 L1) – Best shootout result: Beating Romania 5-4 in the 1990 World Cup last 16. Worst result: Losing 3-2 to Spain in the 2002 World Cup last 16. 12 12 12 12 3. Portugal have a win percentage of 75% in shootouts (P4 W3 L1) – Best shootout result: Beating England 3-1 in the 2006 World Cup quarter-finals. Worst result: Losing 4-2 to Spain in the Euro 2012 semi-finals. 12 12 12last_img read more

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