Farmington couple facing deportation granted stay by feds

<p>Federal authorities have granted a stay for a Farmington couple facing deportation, who've been in the U.S. for nearly 20 years.</p>

News 12 Staff

Feb 16, 2018, 11:56 AM

Updated 2,292 days ago

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Federal authorities have granted a stay for a Farmington couple facing deportation, who've been in the U.S. for nearly 20 years.
Thursday's decision comes one day before Zhe Long "Tony" Huang and Xiang Jin "Kris" Li were scheduled to return to China.
It also comes hours after Gov. Dannel Malloy spoke with federal officials about the case.
Malloy and Sen. Richard Blumenthal announced the last-minute stay.
The couple owns a Simsbury nail salon and entered the country illegally back in 1999. They have two children who are American citizens.
Federal officials had granted stays from deportation, but then refused to do so again.
Malloy says Li is sick with the flu and shouldn't be on a flight.
He says the couple needs time to pursue appeals.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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