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Immigration activist staves off deportation for now

AP  |  New York 

Leading Indian-descent immigrant rights activist whose long battle with immigration officials has drawn support from Democratic politicians in New York won't be deported while a federal hears a lawsuit.

Ragbir was detained for deportation to his native on January 11.

In court papers dated yesterday, lawyers argued the is wrongly targeting immigrant rights activists and it's a violation of the first amendment.

The parties agreed to allow Ragbir to stay while the case was heard. Separately today, he was asking a in to allow him to stay in the country pending an appeal on a 2001 criminal conviction for wire fraud.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 23:10 IST