NEW BRITAIN - Polish immigrant and kidney transplant patient Vivian Nowakowski found out Friday that an appeal of her husband's deportation has been denied, and he is slated to be sent back to Poland unless she can take the case to an even higher court.
But the case is far from over.
U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, D-5th District, after meeting with Vivian last week, was moved by her story and sent a letter on the couple's behalf directly to the offices of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C.
Murphy is one of many public officials who have tried to help, according to alderman Larry Hermanowski, who said Thursday that immigration officials are lacking in compassion. He pointed to a case of immigrants who moved to America legally but had their baby in Poland and could not bring the child to the U.S. for six years. As a Polish official, he was approached by them for help.