Hartford Mom Granted Stay of Deportation: Attorney General

A Hartford mother who has been fighting deportation to London has been granted a stay, according to Attorney General William Tong.

Wayzaro Walton came to the U.S. when she was 4 and United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement has said she is a convicted felon with numerous additional misdemeanor convictions, including larceny.

Tong; Walton’s attorney, Erin O'Neil-Baker; and Walton’s wife, Tamika Ferguson, will hold a news conference Tuesday afternoon and to discuss what comes next for Walton, who remains in detention in Massachusetts. 

A Hartford mom says she’s been granted a stay of deportation hours before she was set to be deported back to London.

A statement from Tong’s office says the Second Circuit Court of Appeals granted a stay of deportation on Monday pending the outcome of Walton’s appeal, lifting the threat of immediate deportation.

The news conference will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the Office of the Attorney General in Hartford. 

“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. But this fight is far from over. We need to fight for permanent relief for Wayzaro as well as others who have been denied justice due to stubborn refusal to recognize Connecticut's pardon process," Tong said in a statement. 

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