Bennet Statement on Granted Stays for Jeanette Vizguerra and Arturo Hernandez

Washington, D.C. - Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement after hearing that Jeanette Vizguerra and Arturo Hernandez have been granted temporary stays.

"I am pleased to hear that Jeanette and Arturo have been granted temporary stays," Bennet said. "We have been working closely with them on their cases-coordinating with their lawyers, and we introduced private bills for each in the Senate. These Coloradans have lived in our state for years, contributed to our economy, and should never have been targets for deportation in the first place.

"While I'm glad the stays will give Jeanette and Arturo more time to receive due process, this is also a reminder that there are many more families like theirs across the country experiencing similar fear and uncertainty. We must continue fighting for policies that keep families together and fix our broken immigration system."

Bennet introduced private bills for both Jeanette and Arturo earlier this year.