Man Taking Sanctuary In New Haven Church Granted Stay Of Deportation
Nelson Pinos was forced to leave his New Haven home and family to seek sanctuary in a church to avoid deportation in 2017.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement just granted him a one year stay of deportation.
Pinos is working with his lawyer to get his citizenship case reopened. His lawyer said the original case was closed due to him missing a court hearing he had no notice of.
Immigrant advocacy groups like JUNTA For Progressive Action said Pinos’s case is an example of the need for federal immigration reform.