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Malik and Zahida win stay of deportation, will leave sanctuary

After living in the basement of an Old Lyme church for nearly seven months, a New Britain couple facing deportation to Pakistan has decided to leave their sanctuary. Malik Naveed bin Rehman, 50, and his wife, Zahida Altaf, 42, have learned that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is granting them a stay of deportation so …

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ULA receives Community Change Champions award

ULA joined the civil rights leader Honorable John Lewis to receive the 2018 Community Change Champions award in Washington DC. The award recognizes ULA for being “on the frontlines of creating an equitable, multi-racial democracy.” Back in 2007, when ICE invaded New Haven homes and kidnapped 31 immigrants, Rep. John Lewis issued the following statement …

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Workers win justice at Hamden Restaurant and Zane’s Bicycles

After a year of boycotts and protests, Hamden Town House Restaurant has settled a lawsuit filed by six former workers. With the help from New Haven Legal Assistance and ULA, the workers sued Town House and settled out of court for unpaid wages and overtime, as well as for damages related to workplace injuries, destroyed personal property, and workplace intimidation and abuse.   …

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Marco is free

Marco Reyes spent 106 days in the sanctuary of First and Summerfield United Methodist Church in New Haven to avoid a deportation order that would separate him from his wife and three children. After he had complied with Immigration & Customs Enforcement for years, the Trump administration ordered him to leave the country in August. …

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If I were to lose my dad to deportation

Sign the petition to keep Nelson home with his daughters! petitions.moveon.org/sign/keep-nelson-pinos-home During his October 4th ICE check-in and without previous warning, Nelson was ordered to buy a ticket to exit the country. Now he has a scheduled flight for November 30, 2017. Nelson is a father of three and the head of his household.