Austin resident Hilda Ramirez and her son Ivan Juarez were granted deferred action by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Wednesday, October 19. In other words, instead of being deported at the soonest possible time, the federal government will decide if they should leave the country next year. Hilda and Ivan are here after fleeing violence in Guatemala.
For the past eight months, Ramirez and her son, who is now 10 years old, have stayed at Austin’s St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, where they gave them sanctuary during the legal battle for asylum. Grassroots Leadership immigration organizer Alejandro Caceres said Ramirez deserved the deferred action. Ramirez spent 11 months in a Texas detention facility back in August 2014 when she and her son first came to the United States. “She is able to apply for a work permit, in that year. Able to be in the United States, have an ID, have a social security, and able to work,” said Caceres.
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