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Malloy: Focus Only on People Here Illegally “Who Do Harm to Others”

July 27, 2017 By Staff
Malloy: Focus Only on People Here Illegally “Who Do Harm to Others”

Dan Malloy's response to a woman who was granted a stay in her immigration case: "There was never a rational justification" for her deportation.

Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) and Connecticut’s two U.S. senators weighed in on Wednesday after a judge granted Nury Chavarria, a woman from Guatemala who has applied for aslyum and has spent 24 years in the U.S., was granted a temporary stay from deportation.

CNN reported on the judge’s decision:

A judge granted Chavarria a stay Wednesday afternoon and will reopen a review of her asylum application, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokesman Khaalid Walls said.

The court-granted stay will remain in effect until the judge issues a final decision on her application.

Malloy celebrated the decision and said U.S. Immigraiton and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should focus “on those who do harm to others.”

“I am glad that we could work with federal and local officials and advocates to achieve this outcome. Immigrants are vital to the fabric of our nation. Rather than focusing on those living peacefully within our borders, our attention should be on those who do harm to others.”

Blumenthal and Murphy each mentioned their “relief” for Chavarria, and pledged to work for comprehensive immigration reform.

According to the Hartford Courant, Chavarria “entered the United States illegally in 1993, was slated to be deported July 20 but instead took refuge at the Iglesia De Dios Pentecostal, a church in the Fair Haven section of New Haven.”