INISTRY TO IMMIGRANT DETAINEES
Over the last few months, the Rector Mark Pendleton has been working with the New Hampshire Immigrant Visitation Program — a group of local volunteers — at the Strafford County jail in Dover helping to provide “know your legal rights” advice to the immigrant detainees awaiting refugee asylum hearings or deportation. The jail receives considerable funding from the Federal government to house inmates. The jail receives persons arrested by Immigration, Customs and Enforcement (I.C.E.) in Vermont, NH and Maine, as well some from Massachusetts. Mark has been asked to make pastoral visitations to Spanish speaking inmates and celebrates the Eucharist – La Misa — each 2ndWednesday afternoon.
If you would like to get involved in advocacy or accompaniment, please contact Mark.
You can read more about the jail here: http://www.unionleader.com/crime/New-wall-has-opened-door-to-more-illegal-aliens-at-Strafford-County-jail-04032017
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