North Carolina Honors Student Facing Deportation Can Stay

North Carolina Honors Student Facing Deportation Can Stay

10:59am Apr 19, 2017
A regional office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Photo: Wikimedia contributor Gulbenk for Creative Commons

A North Carolina college student bracing for a deportation hearing has learned she can stay in the U.S. after all.

Sthefany Flores Fuentes was scheduled to appear Wednesday in Charlotte for an immigration meeting that could have led to her being deported to Honduras.

Flores Fuentes, a junior honors student at Gardner-Webb University, received a letter from Immigration and Customs Enforcement on April 1. The letter said arrangements had been made to send her back to a country she hasn't been to since she was 7 years old.

On Monday, Flores Fuentes was told ICE was canceling the meeting. She said officials told her signals had gotten crossed between ICE and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which handles renewals for the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program. Her DACA extension has since been located.


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