Immigrant Rights Activist Jeanette Vizguerra Wins 6-Month Deportation Stay

August 28, 2015
Photo: Jeanette Vizguerra
Pastor Anne Dunlap listens as Jeanette Vizguerra speaks during an Aug. 5 press conference in Denver. Dunlap was one of several advocates to show support for Vizguerra, who is fighting a deportation case.

Jeanette Vizguerra has fought deportation over a false documents case since 2009, and she's become an activist pushing for changes in immigration law. Her appeal stalled after she was detained at the border for visiting her dying mother in Mexico three years later. But she's now received a 6-month stay of deportation. 

"Jeanette is relieved and thankful about the grant of the stay, but at the end of the day she's still walking a tightrope," says her attorney, Hans Meyer. He's working on obtaining a special visa for Vizguerra because she was once a victim of a crime and helped prosecutors. 

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