A Reger Rizzo & Darnall Immigration Attorney has won a reprieve from deportation for her our, Angela Navarro. On November 18, 2014, Navarro and her family (including her U.S. citizen husband and two U.S. citizen children) took sanctuary at the West Kensington Ministry in Philadelphia in order to publicly fight Navarro’s deportation order.
Officials from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Philadelphia Office contacted us on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, to inform us that a decision had been made on Ms. Navarro’s application to halt her deportation. The Philadelphia ICE Office’s decision to stop Ms. Navarro’s deportation for two years was issued under the agency’s prosecutorial discretion in these types of matters.
Our Attorneys routinely represent immigrants with prior deportation orders, similar to Ms. Navarro. Ms. Navarro and her family resided for 58 days in West Kensington Ministry and are now able to leave the church with the assurance from Immigration that Ms. Navarro will not be deported to Honduras.
Navarro was the ninth immigrant nation-wide with a final order of deportation to enter into Sanctuary and the first on the East Coast, joining others in Sanctuary in churches in Chicago, Denver, Tucson, Phoenix, and Portland, Oregon. During her time in sanctuary, Navarro received support from U.S. Congressman Robert A. Brady, members of Philadelphia’s City Council, State Senator Christine Tartaglione and hundreds of clergy men and women, as well as, 6,100 signatures on a petition supporting her campaign to Immigration, which was led by the New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia.