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Man Taking Sanctuary In New Haven Church Granted Stay Of Deportation

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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.