HARTFORD -- A rally today was held Friday for a man who is set to be deported after a 2011 traffic stop for a broken tail light put him on Immigration’s radar.
Luis Barrios, a native from Guatemala, has lived in Derby for 25 years. The attorney for the father of four said he has no criminal record. Barrios' lawyer, O'Neil Baker, said he was pulled over for a broken tail light in 2011 and was detained for ICE who deemed him a low priority case. Barrios was granted a series of temporary stays. As soon as Donald Trump took office, said Baker, things changed.
Today immigrant rights advocates rallied in Hartford calling on the "ICE New England" director to let him stay in Connecticut. His daughter said her family is hoping he will be able to stay put.