PROVIDENCE, R.I. (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.
Information from: WPRI-TV, http://www.wpri.com