To: Christopher Cronen, Deputy Field Officer Director - Boston Field Office, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Boston Field Office, Boston.Outreach@ice.dhs.gov, Richard Blumenthal, US Senator, Chris Murphy, US Senator, and Rosa DeLau...

Keep Nelson Pinos Home!

The community of the city of New Haven, the state of Connecticut, and others around the country are requesting the following:

-That Immigration and Customs Enforcement exercise their discretion and allow Mr. Pinos remain at home with his family, friends, and community.
-That the elected officials mentioned above provide their unconditional support for Mr. Pinos

Why is this important?

Nelson Pinos has been living in a church on the New Haven green since November 30th. He sleeps on a mattress and box spring on the floor in an administrative office on the 2nd level. Family and friends visit when they can. Nelson is very grateful to the church community for welcoming him, but also acknowledges that being separated from his family is like being in jail.

Nelson’s family visits whenever they can. Brandon, Nelson's 5-year-old son, keeps asking why his dad can't leave the church. Brandon has been actively working on perfecting the letter "G" while visiting his dad after school - trying to keep up with the kindergarten homework as best he can. He doesn’t understand why the family can’t wake up together on Christmas morning.

Kelly, at 15, is thinking she'll have to get a job to help support the family. Nelson is the sole provider for this family of 5, having worked at the same company for 15 years. Kelly's currently a sophomore in high school, so it will be hard to work and maintain her grades. Supporters have set up a fundraising account to help the family through this difficult time (https://www.youcaring.com/search/go?w=nelson%20pinos).

Please sign this petition, and join us as we denounce the injustices of this administration against Nelson’s family and all immigrant families!

Please help us get Nelson home.

Please tell ICE that we value families. Keep Nelson Home!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc2R0EjE7T4
http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Pinos-set-for-deportation-seeks-sanctuary-in-12394791.php
https://www.flickr.com/photos/eino_sierpe/albums/72157688117374562

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