Ingrid Encalada Latorre, a Peruvian mother of two living in the U.S. unlawfully, has received a delay in her deportation after having a last-ditch-effort pardon request denied Thursday by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Her supporters said Friday that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement granted her 30 days to make arrangements before she must leave the country. ICE said in a statement that it is working with Encalada Latorre’s attorney “regarding her departure plans.”
“I appreciate Immigration and Customs Enforcement granting me and my family time,” Encalada Latorre said in a written statement. “My son Bryant’s passport has not yet arrived, and my son Anibal has just been ordered to see an eye specialist at (Colorado) Children’s Hospital. The appointments there are booked into October.”
Friday was the day Encalada Latorre’s earlier stay of deportation from ICE expired after a judge last month denied her bid to reopen her conviction for felony criminal impersonation on the grounds she got bad counsel from an attorney. She was hoping a pardon from Hickenlooper would prompt federal immigration officials to reconsider her case.
“I sympathize with Ms. Encalada Latorre’s difficult circumstances and deeply regret the hardship she and her family may experience,” Hickenlooper said in a statement Thursday, released at the same time his staff informed Encalada Latorre of the decision at the Capitol. “But clemency is the wrong approach to fixing our broken immigration system. It cannot, on its own, stop the…
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