Immigrant rights activists from Minnesota and Connecticut with union and community allies held a press conference yesterday at the office of Senator Amy Klobuchar to support Nelson Pinos.
While on a short trip to Minnesota in 1994, Nelson Pinos was taken into custody by Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and released. INS later mailed a court appearance notification to an address in Minnesota
Pinos, a New York resident at the time, never received the court notification and a deportation order was issued in absentia. According to Pinos, he was unaware of the deportation order.
Pinos has lived in the US for 26 years. He has spent the past 500-plus days in sanctuary in the First and Summerfield United Methodist Church in New Haven, CT.
What made Larry unique was his commitment to grassroots coalition building. He organized rider coalitions, bargained for the public good, initiated progressive ballot measures and embedded the issue of climate change in the politics of the ATU.
The National Association of Letter Carriers annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive is coming Saturday, May 11. The nation’s largest one-day food drive will help restock local emergency foodshelves across the country.
Before Workers Memorial Day, the AFL-CIO released a report drawing attention to the hazards workers face on the job. The report noted that Minnesota had the 28th highest rate of workplace deaths in 2017.