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Stamford Mother Faces Deportation Monday

Stamford Mother Faces Deportation Monday

When Miriam Martinez-Lemus arrived in the United States in 1992 after traveling hundreds of miles from Guatemala to cross the U.S. border in Arizona, she cleaned houses to earn money to hire an immigration lawyer.

Today, Martinez-Lemus, 53, is still fighting to stay in the United States. At 3 p.m. on Monday, she is booked to fly back to Guatemala, a country she fled following death threats and violence in a time of violent political unrest.

On Monday morning, Martinez-Lemus and her lawyers will request a stay of deportation at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office on Main Street in Hartford. Martinez-Lemus’ supporters will rally outside the office at 7:30...

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