Walton was brought to the U.S. when she was a child and has lived in Hartford since 1987.
She later obtained legal status, but ICE tried to deport her after she committed a misdemeanor in 2011.
The state Board of Pardons and Paroles had granted her a pardon. ICE wouldn’t recognize it, however, because the governor grants pardons in most state.
“Wayzaro Walton has been living in our country since the age of four. She has built her whole life here and raised her family here. I am grateful to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals for recognizing the gravity of Wayzaro’s case and granting her a temporary stay of deportation…” Attorney General Tong said.
Walton remains in detention in Massachusetts.
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