A 43-year-old mother of four facing deportation to Guatemala who sought sanctuary in a New Haven church last week was granted an emergency stay Wednesday that allows her to remain in the United States while lawyers fight in court to keep her here.
Lawyers for Nury Chavarria said Wednesday evening that an immigration court has agreed to reopen her case.
"I feel so good, I can't wait to be home and hold my kids," an emotional Chavarria said after hearing about the stay on the deportation order. "I just want to thank everybody for their help. I know this will continue but I will continue working and fighting."
Less than four hours after hearing the news,...