DENVER – Colorado’s governor on Thursday denied a pardon application from a woman who lived at a Quaker meeting house in Denver to avoid U.S. immigration authorities, quashing her hopes of a final way to fight deportation.
Ingrid Encalada Latorre, a 33-year-old native of Peru, asked Gov. John Hickenlooper last month for the pardon after a Denver judge rejected her appeal of a 2010 case in which she pleaded guilty to felony possession of falsified or stolen identification papers.
A judge last year issued an order allowing Latorre to be deported, but U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials had agreed not to pursue it through Friday to give her time to work on her appeal.
Hickenlooper’s written statement issued a day before that deadline called his final decision “clear but still painful.”
“I did not come to this decision lightly,” Hickenlooper said. “I spoke…
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