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Court stays pardoned woman's deportation during appeal

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) A federal appeals court has temporarily put a stop to a deportation order for a Connecticut woman being detained for criminal convictions even though she has received a pardon from the state.

State Attorney General William Tong and the attorney for Wayzaro Walton, of Hartford, said Tuesday that the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York granted Walton a stay of deportation pending her appeal.

Walton came to the U.S. from England with her family in the 1980s when she was 4 years old. She was living in Hartford with her wife and 15-year-old daughter when Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained her for deportation two weeks ago based on convictions for felony shoplifting and less serious crimes.

The state parole board voted to pardon Walton in January.

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