An undocumented Hartford woman already in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been granted a temporary stay of deportation -- but it's not yet clear if that will allow her to stay in the United States. 

Governor Ned Lamont is asking the federal government to recognize pardons handed down to residents by the state. Lamont wrote a letter to the secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security after the detention by ICE of an undocumented Hartford woman.

Local immigration advocates are fighting on behalf of an undocumented Hartford woman who has been detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials.

A sign on the Mass Pike entering Massachusetts.
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A series of recent marches in Massachusetts — including in Springfield and Worcester — supported driver's licenses for immigrants who are undocumented. 

People gather on Oct. 19, 2017 in front of the First Congregational Church of Amherst, which is providing sanctuary to Lucio Perez, a Guatemalan immigrant facing deportation.
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A western Massachusetts lawmaker is pushing a proposed bill that would make it easier for houses of worship to provide sanctuary to immigrants facing deportation.