A Recent Deportation Case Victory
For those facing deportation, hearing about immigration victories brings newfound hope. Such a case recently arose for two Florida girls, Daniela Pelaez and her sister Dayana.
CNN reported that the Pelaez sisters met with their Florida senators in Washington to discuss the fact that a Miami immigration judge had ordered their deportation. The Pelaez family arrived from Columbia to the United States 14 years ago on tourist visas, which they overstayed. Daniela is 18 and the valedictorian in her class - the top student among 823 students. She has aspirations to study cellular and molecular biology in pursuit of a medical career.
Senator Marco Rubio expressed his desire to lend the girls support in their efforts to fight the deportation.
In immigration cases, ICE has the right to exercise prosecutorial discretion, which means the agency can concentrate on what it considers higher priority cases that involve criminal acts and flagrant immigration violations that adversely affect society. ICE can set aside cases that involve upstanding immigrants who benefit their communities. ICE exercised prosecutorial discretion and granted the girls a two-year reprieve.
The girls can now pursue legal avenues for obtaining immigration status and work with an experienced immigration lawyer.
For New York immigrants, consulting with a skilled New York immigration lawyer can help you understand your options and the best way to deal with a deportation issue.