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November 18, 2007

Dead soldier's dad gets reprieve in immigration case

Here is a case where dying for your country is not enough to save your father;

"U.S. immigration officials have granted the father of a U.S.-born soldier killed in Iraq a reprieve from deportation while Congress considers a private bill that would give him a green card.

Enrique Soriano, an illegal immigrant and the father of Pfc. Armando Soriano, was facing deportation from Houston until U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials recently decided to grant him "deferred action," which will allow him to live and work legally in the U.S. for one year, said Maria Elena Garcia-Upson, a spokeswoman for USCIS.

Officials with the agency formally notified Soriano's attorney, Isaias Torres, of the reprieve by fax on Wednesday. It is effective for one year from the date of its request by the USCIS district director in Houston, meaning it will expire Sept. 10, 2008...".

at; http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/5303236.html

Posted by VisaLawyer at November 18, 2007 07:03 PM

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