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Blumenthal Statement on Mariano Cardoso Sr.

(Hartford, CT) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) issued the following statement today regarding New Britain father Mariano Cardoso Sr. who is facing deportation:

I have fought for the Cardoso family before, and I will fight for them again. Mariano Cardoso deserves to remain at home with his family in New Britain—where he is raising his U.S. citizen children, working, paying taxes and contributing to his community. There is absolutely no reason to break up this family while an approved application to adjust Mariano Cardoso’s status is pending. I urge ICE not to take this unnecessarily cruel action and grant Mariano the time he deserves to see his petition through. No family should have to suffer such ongoing fear and uncertainty, and their strength and love inspires me to act.”