Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Courtesy of Judy Sirota Rosenthal

Nelly Cumbicos, the mother of a teenage U.S. citizen from Meriden, Connecticut, was scheduled to be deported to her native Ecuador last week. Instead, she became the fourth person to seek sanctuary at a church in New Haven.

Courtesy of Judy Sirota Rosenthal

The mother of a teenage U.S. citizen from Meriden, Connecticut, was scheduled to be deported to her native Ecuador on Wednesday. Then on Wednesday night, immigration officials said she did not have to leave.

Salvador Melendez / AP

A Long Island teen from El Salvador who is at the center of a class action lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been released from custody.

Courtesy of Judy Sirota Rosenthal

The story of a mother from Meriden, Connecticut, went viral earlier this year when more than 13,000 people signed an online petition asking immigration officials to let her stay in the country. Nelly Cumbicos fled her native Ecuador nearly 20 years ago because of violent threats against her family. 

Immigration Officials Revoke Stay For Meriden Mother

Feb 21, 2018
Bryan Cox / U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP

Earlier this month, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials made the rare decision to stay a deportation of a mother in Meriden, Connecticut. Now, ICE says that Nelly Cumbicos must fly back to Ecuador after all.

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