A vigil was held Monday night for Amanda Morales-Guerra at the Holyrood Church in Washington Heights.

She's been seeking refuge there since earlier this month, when she found out she would be deported.

Supporters say immigration laws have unfairly portrayed her as a criminal.

"Our laws are one that have benefited from all the benefits of having immigrants here but cannot come to terms as accepting them as one of our own," said Rev. Demaris Whittaker.

"We are here to say as a community that Amanda is not a fugitive," said Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa. "She is simply a victim of immigration laws that should have been reformed a long time ago."

Morales-Guerra has been in the United States for 13 years.

All three of her children are American citizens.

She's already been granted a stay on her deportation.

That means she has less than 90 days to fight for her case to be reopened.