WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released a statement on Wednesday after Derby resident Luis Barrios was granted a 30-day stay in his deportation case. Earlier this week, Murphy led a request with U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal that Immigration and Customs Enforcement reconsider their decision to deport Mr. Barrios.

“The Barrios family can sleep well tonight knowing their dad will be home, right here in Derby, when they wake up tomorrow morning. My office has spoken directly with Luis, and we are relieved that ICE listened to our calls and granted him a stay. My staff worked tirelessly to make sure Luis could stay home with his wife and four kids, and we are so grateful for the hundreds of Connecticut residents who came out to support him.

Murphy continued, “The danger and potential violence that Luis could face back in Guatemala if he is forced to return is real and serious. My office will keep working hard to make sure he can stay here at home in Connecticut.”