Hartford woman surprises her family on Thanksgiving after months in ICE detention

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A Hartford woman who was held by immigration officials is back with her family in time for Thanksgiving.

Wayzaro Walton was held by immigration officials for nearly eight months. She has legally lived in the U.S. since she was four, but her status was revoked in 2012 over larceny charges.

Walton complied with all Homeland Security requests, but was taken into custody in March during a regularly scheduled meeting.

But on Thursday, she returned home, and even surprised her daughter.

"I'm feeling amazing ... I'm so happy ... I get to be here with my family on Thanksgiving - it's the best feeling ever," says Walton.

Walton was given a full pardon by the state, but Connecticut's pardons are the only state not recognized by the federal government.

Her fight isn't over -- as her deportation order is still in effect.

 

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