Thursday, August 02, 2007

Juan Gomez and family get reprieve


Family gets deportation reprieve

A high-profile campaign to stop the deportation of Juan and Alex Gomez seemed to have paid off when the teens and their parents were released from an immigration detention center on a 45-day reprieve.

WASHINGTON -- Juan Gomez and his family walked out of an immigration detention center Wednesday night -- free on a 45-day pass after a publicity campaign launched by his classmates reached Congress, the White House and federal immigration officials.

Though the family could still be deported to their native Colombia, they celebrated Wednesday night.




2 comments:

jm4847 said...

That's not fair to all the other people that get deported. The legislators need to find a solution for this.

the teach said...

The point is if we could, we'd keep every body in similar circumstances from being deported. Yes we do need a solution.