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Pardon Domingo Ferreira and stop his deportation, scheduled for Jan. 5

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Domingo Ferreira, who struggles with diabetes and whose wife of 23 years has an inoperable brain tumor, is scheduled to be deported Jan. 5 to the Dominican Republic, despite having lived legally in Connecticut for years. Domingo Ferreira's family is struggling with medical issues: in addition to his wife's brain cancer, his daughter is undergoing chemotherapy. Domingo is the primary caregiver for his wife and his daughter.

Twelve years ago, Domingo, who was struggling to support his family, stole a handbag. He confessed and did his time. Now, he is being deported for that crime.

Domingo has lived in the United States since he was 14 years old. He has no family in the Dominican Republic, and nowhere to live. He will have no way to get the insulin he desperately needs, and his family will likely never see him again.

Senator Blumenthal of Connecticut has already intervened and has managed to obtain a stay of deportation. Blumenthal said, “The reason I became involved was very, very simply the challenging times for this family in the holiday season and really serious medical hardship they were going through.” Without a pardon from the Connecticut Board of Pardons and Paroles, however, Domingo will be deported January 5, 2017.

We ask the Connecticut Board of Pardons and Paroles to pardon Domingo's crime, for which he has confessed, repented and served his time, and to take into consideration the years he has lived as a peaceful, law-abiding, productive member of society in the United States. We also ask the Board to take into consideration Domingo's diabetes and his family's medical issues. We ask the Board to stop Domingo's deportation. Domingo's family desperately needs him, and the United States is a better country with caring, responsible men like Domingo.

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