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Wednesday April 27, 2011

Conn. Governor Supports Keeping College Student in US and Homeland Security Reverses Decision

Conn. Governor Supports Keeping College Student in US and Homeland Security Reverses Decision

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A Connecticut College Student fighting deportation has received word that the US dept of Homeland Security has reversed their decision to demand that he leave the country in 60 days.

When Mariano Cardoso was 22 months old, his family entered the country illegally from Mexico and settled in New Britain, Connecticut. The federal department has issued a temporary stay of removal, according to a news release from Sen. Richard Blumenthal.

“This decision is right for Mariano – and right for America – in light of his roots in the community and his future contributions to our society,” Blumenthal said. “I am thrilled with the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to grant Mariano Cardoso a stay of removal, renewable each year, so that he can remain in the only country he has ever known.

Gov. Daniel P. Malloy recently joined the fight for Cardoso to stay in the U.S. and asking federal immigration authorities to halt deporting the New Britain man.

“Mariano is a promising young man with a bright future, and DHS’ swift action on this issue ensures that he will be able to continue contributing to his community,” Blumenthal said.