A Connecticut imam has been detained by U.S. immigration agents and faces deportation to Pakistan, the Fox News website reports today (May 23, 2017).
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said Hafiz Abdul Hannan, the leader of the Masjid Al-Islam mosque in New Haven, Conn. since 2013, was taken into custody at his home on May 19.
He was previously convicted of committing fraud in immigration documents and will remain in custody pending his removal from the U.S., said Shawn Neudauer, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman.
Hannan previously served as an Islamic chaplain for the Middlesex House of Correction in Billerica, Massachusetts. He was also the leader of the Islamic Society of Greater Lowell in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.