Deportation of Nigerian immigrant in US postponed

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U.S. immigration officials have postponed the deportation of a deaf immigrant from Nigeria in the U.S. illegally.

The Detroit Free Press reports Friday that 48-year-old Francis Anwana and his attorneys met with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, who plan to review his case over the next month.

ICE said earlier this month that Anwana of Detroit could voluntarily leave the United States.

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Officials say Anwana was admitted to the U.S. in 1987 as a nonimmigrant student but remained here after leaving school. Advocates say he’s deaf, can’t speak and has cognitive disabilities.

Anwana’s case has drawn attention and support from many, including the Michigan Department of Civil Rights and Democratic U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee of Flint.


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