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Time Running Out For Norwalk Mom Facing Deportation After 24 Years In U.S.

Nury Chavarria, with her daughter Hayley, 9, tells how she left her native Guatemala in 1993. She could be deported on Thursday. Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut screenshot
Nury Chavarria, a Norwalk mother of four children, has been in the U.S. since 1993. Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut screenshot

NORWALK, Conn. — Time is running out for a Norwalk mother of four who left her native Guatemala at age 19 and has lived in the United States for the past 24 years, according to NBC Connecticut.   

Lawyers are fighting to help Nury Chavarria, 43, who could be deported on Thursday, NBC Connecticut said. 

When Chavarria arrived in the U.S., her application for asylum was denied but she remained in the country, NBC Connecticut said.

She has no criminal record, works as a housekeeper, pays taxes and has been checking in yearly with immigration officials since 2011, NBC Connecticut said. 

But at her June check-in, Chavarria was told by ICE officials to pack up and leave the U.S. within five weeks, NBC Connecticut said. 

With the help of attorneys, she is appealing the decision on humanitarian grounds so she can care for her children, who range in age from a 21-year-old with cerebral palsy to a 9-year-old — all of whom are U.S., citizens, NBC said. 

Her hearing is Wednesday, July 19. If her appeal is denied, she must leave the country on Thursday, July 20, NBC said.

Click here for the story and interview at the NBC Connecticut website.  

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