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NJ grandfather wins deportation delay

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 01:27

A Mexican grandfather who has lived in the United States illegally for 26 years is granted a two-month reprieve from deportation. Linda So reports.

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NATS: "Hear us now as we pray, let him stay, let him stay." Backed by local faith leaders and politicians, a Mexican grandfather who is fighting deportation, has been granted a two-month extension to stay in the U.S. NATS: "Build a community, not a wall." 59-year-old Catalino Guerrero, who lives in Union City, New Jersey, says he came to the country illegally 26 years ago to provide a better life for his wife, four children and now four grandchildren. He was recently contacted by immigration officials and ordered to surrender his passport. At a hearing on Friday, officials granted Guerrero an extension, which spared him from immediately being detained and deported. But his lawyer says he's been given instructions to report back to ICE officials in two months for another review. About a hundred supporters rallied on behalf of the grandfather... including the archbishop of Newark and U.S. Senator Robert Menendez... who say Guerrero has been unfairly targeted under President Trump's intensified deportation efforts. SOUNDBITE: U.S. SENATOR ROBERT MENENDEZ, (D) NEW JERSEY, SAYING: "My God if he can be deported then we really are on the verge of mass deportations because this man has no reason to be deported from the United States of America." Guerrero, who has long sought a path to U.S. citizenship, plans to file an application for permanent residency.

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NJ grandfather wins deportation delay

Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 01:27