To: The Connecticut State House, The Connecticut State Senate, Governor Ned Lamont, Rep. John Larson (CT-1), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (CT-1), and Sen. Christopher Murphy (CT-2)
Tell ICE to keep Wayzaro home!
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To be delivered to Aldean Beaumont, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director, Rep. John Larson (CT-1), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (CT-1), Sen. Christopher Murphy (CT-2)
Wayzaro Walton has lived in the US since she was 3 years old. She is the proud mother of a gifted 15 year old athlete who needs her mother by her side as she finished high school and pursues college. Wayzaro has a pathway to citizenship that simply needs the time to process. ICE wants to deport her next week!
Why is this important?
Wayzaro Walton came to Hartford, CT with her family in 1987, when she was 3 years old. Hartford is her home. She doesn’t remember any other place. She went to school at Rawson, at Dr. Martin Luther King, at Quirk Middle, at New Britain High School and Weaver High School. She went to Camp Courant every summer, starting when she was 5 until she was too old. She now works as a chef at a hotel, making breakfast for guests.
Wayzaro lives here with her wife Tamika and 15-year-old daughter Azaiyah. They are the reasons she must not leave.
In 2011, ICE agents arrested Wayzaro during community service at Hartford Community Court on Washington Street. If her suspended sentence had been one day shorter (364 days instead of 365) none of what followed would have happened.
She would not have worn a monitor from 2011 to 2015. An ICE agent would not have confiscated her permanent residency card and her other ID papers. She would not have been required to check in regularly, and endure regular house visits. She would not have been referred to ICE during her check-in last month, when, with no explanation and despite no change in her situation, she got another ankle monitor and was ordered to get a one-way plane ticket to London for December 14.
That’s next week.
Wayzaro qualifies for a “victim" Visa, and for a petition for permanent residency, because of her marriage to Tamika. Those processes take time. She needs to stay. Her family needs her here. Her community needs her here. We need her here.
Stand with Wayzaro and her family and stop this cruel family separation at the hands of the Department of Homeland Security.
Tell ICE- STOP SEPARATING FAMILIES!
Enough is enough!
Hartford Deportation Defense
Connecticut Immigrant Rights Alliance - CIRA
New Sanctuary CT
Unidad Latina en Acción