Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Deferred Action Victory in Utah

"Three sisters who tearfully begged for a chance
to go before a judge to avoid deportation within days were granted
something beyond what they imagined.  A yearlong stay in Utah, courtesy of the federal government.  Avelar and her two sisters — Laura and Silvia —
were granted a rare deferred action from U.S. Customs and Immigration
Enforcement (ICE) authorities, the agency confirmed Wednesday.  The sisters’ case rose to prominence Monday
when the sisters told their story publicly in front of LDS Temple Square
in Salt Lake City. The three, all Mormon, said they were hoping for a
miracle to stave off the final order of deportation set for June 15.  Utah Republican Party Central Committee member
Laura Warburton read about their story in The Salt Lake Tribune and
forwarded it to Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, asking if there was
anything he could do on their behalf.  Shurtleff decided he would write