Deportation stayed for father of son with rare disease

Deportation stayed for father of son with rare disease

The Westerly Sun

NEW LONDON (AP) —A father has been granted a stay of deportation for one year while his son is treated for a rare genetic disorder. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney appealed to federal authorities on behalf of Julian Rodriguez, who lives in New London with his wife, Diana, and son, Santiago. The couple fled violence in Colombia in 2000. Santiago was born in 2003 with chronic granulomatous disease, an immune disorder, and is being treated at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Blumenthal said Diana Rodriguez and Santiago participate in important National Institutes of Health research.

 


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