"Illegal Immigrant Harvard Student Won't Be Deported"

It isn't exactly clear why the government isn't going to send Eric Balderas, who was illegally in the US, back to Mexico. Personally, I am all in favor of people who are able to go to Harvard staying in the US. Yet, it would be nice to have laws that were enforced equally.

An undocumented Harvard University student is no longer facing deportation to Mexico after being detained nearly two weeks ago by immigration authorities at a Texas airport, officials said.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said late Friday that they would not pursue the deportation of Eric Balderas. The 19-year-old was detained in June after he tried to use a university ID card to board a plane from San Antonio to Boston.

Mario Rodas, a friend of Balderas, said Balderas was granted deferred action, which can be used to halt deportation based on the merits of a case. Rodas said Balderas learned the news Saturday morning from his lawyer.

"He's very excited and ready to live a normal life," Rodas said. "He's ready to move forward." . . .



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