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Colorado Governor Pardons Immigrant Facing Deportation

Dec 23, 2019

Credit Scott Franz / Capital Coverage

The governor of Colorado issued a pardon for a Peruvian immigrant who has lived on and off in Colorado churches since 2016 to avoid deportation. Gov. Jared Polis pardoned Ingrid Encalada Latorre on Monday for a 2010 conviction for possessing falsified or stolen identification papers that placed her in deportation proceedings by federal authorities.

The Colorado Sun reported that with the pardon, deportation proceedings against her can be reconsidered. In a letter to Encalada Latorre, Polis said he hoped the pardon might help her fight to live legally in the U.S.