Local Pastor Joins Veterans group, Yale Law Students to Halt Deportation

Rev. Josh Pawelek, minister of the Unitarian Universalist Society: East in Manchester, has joined forces with a Veterans group and Yale University Law students to halt the deportation of Mark Reid, a U.S. Army veteran convicted of a nonviolent drug offense.  According to Matthew Vogel, a law student with the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization at Yale Law School, Reid served honorably in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve for six years. He is currently in the custody of the state Department of Correction serving a five year sentence for participating in a $30 drug sale in New Haven. He is eligible for parole, but has been approved only for release to Immigration and Customs Enforcement on an immigration detainer. Read more at HartfordFAVS!

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