Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Indonesian Man Spends Year In Church Sanctuary

Oct 10, 2018
Courtesy of Connecticut Immigrant Rights Alliance and Unitarian Universalist Church in Meriden / Facebook

One year ago, a former Fulbright Scholar from Indonesia who was living in West Hartford, Connecticut, sought sanctuary from deportation at a church in Meriden. Sujitno Sajuti and his wife, Dahlia, still live in the Unitarian Universalist Church while his case sits before the U.S. immigration court of appeals.

Bryan Cox / U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 65 people last week on Long Island and in New York City for immigration violations. Most had been previously deported.

Courtesy of Judy Sirota Rosenthal

Nelly Cumbicos, the mother of a teenage U.S. citizen from Meriden, Connecticut, was scheduled to be deported to her native Ecuador last week. Instead, she became the fourth person to seek sanctuary at a church in New Haven.

Courtesy of Judy Sirota Rosenthal

The mother of a teenage U.S. citizen from Meriden, Connecticut, was scheduled to be deported to her native Ecuador on Wednesday. Then on Wednesday night, immigration officials said she did not have to leave.

Salvador Melendez / AP

A Long Island teen from El Salvador who is at the center of a class action lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been released from custody.

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