Nanny’s time in U.S. running out

Via The Boston Herald

Time
is running out for a 32-year-old Hingham nanny who overstayed her
student visa and is set to be deported to her native Belgium Thursday.

Victorian
Vannerom has spent the last month in the Suffolk House of Correction at
South Bay awaiting deportation after her arrest in January by U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

Efforts
by her employers – two Hingham biotech executives whose twin sons
Vannerom cared for – to legally adopt her have failed, said Alicia
Secor, 43.

Secor and husband Jim McGorry, 49, hired Vannerom in 2004 and said she has become an integral part of their family.

“It’s
a shame. I can’t tell you how much we are going to miss her,” Secor
said. “I still feel in my heart of hearts there should be a legitimate
way for her to stay in the United States.”

The
Vannerom case has raised questions about how aggressively ICE should
target immigrants in the United States who hold down jobs, have no
criminal record and pay taxes, as Vannerom did.

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