Meriden couple facing deportation granted a stay

MERIDEN, Conn. (WTNH)– A judge granted a temporary stay late Monday night for a Meriden couple who was scheduled to be deported this week.

Giaconda and Franklin Ramos came to the US from Ecuador 24 years ago without proper documentation. The government found out about them during a raid 5 years ago but the couple has checked in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement every year. Every year they’ve been allowed to stay in the U.S., but not this year.

Related: Dozens arrested protesting deportation of Meriden couple

The couple was to be deported on Friday so on Monday morning activists, clergy, and family staged a protest to draw attention to the scheduled deportation.

While dozens were arrested, including the couple’s son, for blocking the entrance to Hartford Federal Court, the Ramos’ have been granted a temporary stay by a judge.

 

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