New York Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON), an immigration legal services ministry of the United Methodist Church, has announced the selection of Rev. Paul Fleck as its full-time executive director.  Fleck has been active in immigrant advocacy in the New York Conference, having served as a past co-chair of the Conference Immigration Task Force and, more recently, helped found the New Sanctuary CT coalition that provides safe space for immigrants in Connecticut facing deportation.
Rev. Marjorie Nunes, JFON’s board chair, welcomed Rev. Fleck as JFON’s executive director, and stated, “Paul’s passion for this ministry is evident, and we look forward to having him with us.” Fleck, who has several years experience as an attorney, had been serving the Hamden Plains UMC in Connecticut as its pastor. 
JFON operates immigration legal clinics at four locations in the Greater New York metropolitan area – Chinese UMC in Manhattan, Hicksville UMC on Long Island, John Wesley UMC in Brooklyn, and La Promesa Mission in Flushing.

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AuthorSteven Lee