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.
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.
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.
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.