Missing GI’s Wife Won’t Be Deported

Posted on June 21, 2007. Filed under: immigration |

The Associated Press reports (via Yahoo News) that a missing GI’s wife won’t be deported.

Some excerpts:

Yaderlin illegally entered the United States from the Dominican Republic in 2001. Her husband’s request for a green card and legal residence status for her alerted authorities to her situation, Kolken said.

The attorney said his client would not be eligible for a green card under normal circumstances, but he is seeking a hardship waiver for her. If she were to have to leave the U.S., she would have to wait 10 years before reapplying.

An immigration judge put a temporary stop to the proceedings since Alex Jimenez was reported missing. The soldier’s wife is living with family members in Pennsylvania, the station reported.

On Wednesday, U.S. Sens. Edward Kennedy and John Kerry urged officials not to deport the soldier’s wife.

The deportation case was closed in May 2006, and there are no plans to reopen it, said Jamie Zuieback, a DHS spokeswoman.

“There is no move to deport her,” Zuieback said. “We, like all Americans, hope for Specialist Jimenez’s safe return.”

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