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As Honduran Immigrants Await News On Legal Status, Violent Protests Continue At Home

Fausto Canelas. Photo by Diane Orson for WNPR

Hundreds of Honduran immigrants in Connecticut and Massachusetts will find out in the coming months whether they’ll be allowed to stay in the U.S. or face possible deportation. This comes as violent protests continue in Honduras following a contested presidential election.

Fausto Canelas was a farmer in Honduras who fled to Connecticut in the mid-1990s.

“I came here out of fear for my life because some gang members had stolen a few of my animals and I tried to recuperate them and they threatened my life and I knew that I had to leave,” he said through a translator.

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