Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Community Pressure, Media Coverage Shame DHS into Granting Reprieve for Florida Valedictorian

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"The valedictorian of a Florida high school who was close to being deported has won a reprieve from the Department of Homeland Security, which is deferring action for two years. Attorney Nera Shefer's office received notification from the Department of Homeland Security Tuesday that Daniela Pelaez was given a deferred action for two years. Pelaez, 18, came to the United States from Colombia with her family when she was four years old. She has applied to several Ivy League universities and wants to become a surgeon. She has a 6.7 grade point average." - FNL, Mar. 7, 2012.