Immigration Law

DREAMer escapes deportation...for now

"Rodrigo Cruz, a 16-year-old high school student preparing for deportation, walked into an immigration office in Charlotte on Tuesday with a $155 bus ticket to Mexico and walked out with permission to stay temporarily in the United States.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials granted Cruz deferred action, ending a 10-month deportation proceeding just weeks before his Oct. 21 deportation deadline, and allowing him to stay in the United States at least until he is 18."

Winston-Salem Journal, Oct. 4, 2011.