Immigrant Rights Activist Jeanette Vizguerra Wins 6-Month Deportation Stay
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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