College students hold walkout in support of man living in sanctuary in New Haven church

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A man facing deportation has the support of local college students.

Students at Southern Connecticut State University walked out in support of Nelson Pinos on Thursday afternoon.

Related Content: Rally to be held to support New Haven father’s plea for a stay of deportation

Pinos has been living in sanctuary in a New Haven church for the past nine months.

Immigration officials have threatened to take him away if he leaves the church.

Related Content: 1 father seeks sanctuary in New Haven church, 1 father granted emergency stay

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