(Hartford, CT) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) issued the following statement regarding news that the Board of Immigration Appeals has granted a stay in the deportation of Kris and Tony Huang.
ICE had ordered both parents deported to China on February 16. Their two U.S. citizen sons, ages 5 and 15, speak only English. The couple owns Deco Nails in Simsbury, owns their home in Farmington, and have been living and paying taxes in the United States for 20 years.
“I am overjoyed and relieved beyond words for Kris and Tony Huang and their two young sons, who have suffered an inhumane and gut-wrenching ordeal. Reason and rationality have prevailed at the Board of Immigration Appeals—staying this cruel and callous deportation. The outpouring of love and support for this family was a true testament to American values—a stark contrast to the depraved deportation policies of the Trump administration. I will continue to fight for this family to ensure the stay granted today translates into the long-term relief the Huangs need and deserve,” Blumenthal said