Deportation Case Raises Awareness Of Proposed Immigration Law
He has argued for similar deportation stays, which are up to the discretion of the prosecutor. The process can be challenging as an attorney, because it is sometimes difficult to tell when the government will allow a non-citizen the ability to stay in the U.S.
Even when a deportation stay is granted, the relief is temporary. "They can launch deportation proceedings at any time," Rodriguez said.
While the facts that were argued on the two men's behalf were not entirely unique, Meyerovich said, they were fortunate to have the support of Blumenthal's office. "These guys are lucky," he said. "They get their stay."