Congresswoman Frederica Wilson Stalls Florida Dad's Deportation

Father of four temporarily spared from deportation after intervention by Wilson

Tuesday, May 14, 2013  |  Updated 1:22 PM EDT
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Pompano Beach Children Face Father's Deportation

Two Pompano Beach children are facing the deportation of their father just two years after their mother was returned to Nicaragua.

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A father of four has been temporarily spared from deportation after an intervention by Rep. Frederica Wilson.
 
Rene Rivas was scheduled to be deported early Tuesday. He was detained two months before. A request by his lawyer for prosecutorial discretion to halt the proceeding was denied.

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Family members and community advocates protested outside the Broward Transitional Center in Pompano Beach on Monday. Later, his oldest son stood up at an immigration reform meeting hosted by Wilson and asked for the congresswoman's help.
 
Wilson was able to stall the deportation just a few hours before Rivas was scheduled to depart. His relatives are now working to make sure he is released.

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Advocates say Rivas would be eligible for immigration reform under the bipartisan proposal currently making its way through Congress.

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