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Derby Man Receives Two-Year Stay Of Deportation

Dave Collins

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., says an immigrant facing deportation to Guatemala has been granted a two-year stay of deportation, but he was unaware of the reasoning behind the stay.

Blumenthal says he "can think of no more compelling case" for a reprieve from deportation than Luis Barrios, a married father of four U.S.-born children who lives in Derby. Earlier this month, Barrios received a 30-day reprieve hours before he was to be put on a plane from New York to Central America.

Barrios left Guatemala in 1992 amid threats to his family. His immigration status was flagged after a 2011 traffic stop over a broken tail light. However, there was no attempt to deport him until Republican President Donald Trump took office.

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