Mother given ex­ten­sion to stay in U.S.

Woonsocket Call - - REGION/OBITUARIES -

PROV­I­DENCE (AP) — A Rhode Is­land mother of two who spent a month in im­mi­gra­tion de­ten­tion has been granted an ex­ten­sion to her stay of de­por­ta­tion.

WPRI-TV re­ports that Im­mi­gra­tion and Cus­toms En­force­ment granted Lil­ian Calderon an ex­ten­sion to her stay of re­moval, which ex­pired May 12.

Calderon can re­main in the U.S. until mid-Au­gust, which she says gives her time to get her im­mi­gra­tion waivers ap­proved.

Calderon was de­tained in Jan­uary af­ter a rou­tine in­ter­view with im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cials to dis­cuss her mar­riage to a U.S cit­i­zen. The Gu­atemala na­tive was brought to the U.S. when she was 3.

She is the lead plain­tiff in a law­suit filed by the Amer­i­can Civil Lib­er­ties Union against the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion, which al­leges the ad­min­is­tra­tion is il­le­gally tar­get­ing peo­ple mar­ried to U.S. cit­i­zens and purs­ing law­ful im­mi­gra­tion sta­tus.

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