A New Haven mother who was set to be deported on Thursday has been granted a stay of removal, according to officials. 

Salma Sikandar was set to be deported on Thursday to her native Bangladesh. Officials announced on Wednesday that she has been granted a stay of removal. 

“I am delighted that Salma Sikandar’s stay of removal has been granted by ICE. We will continue working with her as well as her family and lawyers to ensure she can remain in the United States,” said Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro.

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“While this is undoubtedly good news for Salma and her family, it should never have gotten to this point. It should not have taken intervention from elected officials and hunger strikes from community activists for reason to prevail and for ICE to grant a temporary stay to a well-respected and valued member of the community,” said Governor Dannel P. Malloy. “Salma Sikandar is not a bad hombre. She is not a criminal, and this ordeal has caused her and her family tremendous undue trauma.”

Supporters rallied behind Sikandar and held a march on Tuesday to urge the Trump administration to stop the deportation. Some of them took part in a hunger strike.