BURLINGTON, MA —New Hampshire pastors and immigrant rights advocates from the greater Boston area will host a prayer vigil and press conference at the regional offices of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Burlington, MA on Wednesday, August 23 at 10 am to call for a halt to the deportation of Terry Rombot.
Mr. Rombot, from Indonesia, has been living in New Hampshire for more than 15 years, having fled persecution in his native country. He was detained by ICE during a routine check-in appointment on August 1 and is being held at the Plymouth County Corrections. He faces imminent threat of deportation in the coming days.
“Terry is a beloved member of our Maranatha United Church of Christ (Madbury, NH),” explains his pastor, Rev. Sandra Pontoh. “Our community relies on his dedicated service, his kindness to all, and his faithfulness.”
Rev. Gary Schulte, UCC Conference Minister for New Hampshire says “Terry Rombot and all of the Indonesians who arrived to our Seacoast area communities more than 17 years ago have enriched our lives, our churches and our whole state. These are our brothers and sisters, and this is their home. We call on all who have power to halt this deportation to do so.”