The Associated Press
MIAMI -- The valedictorian of a Miami high school who had been ordered to leave the country will be allowed to stay for two more 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 came to the United States from Colombia with her family when she was 4. She has applied to several Ivy League universities and wants to become a surgeon.
A judge denied her request for relief from deportation last Monday. Students at North Miami High School rallied around her, holding a protest and an online petition that collected thousands of signatures.
Pelaez says she is excited by the action but that it is also bittersweet because it is a temporary solution.
If you have any questions regarding Deferred Action, contact Miami immigration lawyer Antonio Revilla for more information (305) 858-2323.
About Revilla Law Firm, P.A.
Antonio Revilla is a Former U.S. Immigration Prosecutor and Miami Immigration Lawyer. Mr. Revilla founded his immigration law practice, Revilla Law Firm, when he saw a dire need for aggressive immigration representation and deportation defense in order to keep families united.
Mr. Revilla has almost 20 years of litigation experience and has dedicated his career to educating the public on the importance of immigration reform in our country. He has appeared on television to discuss various immigration issues and the benefits of passing bills such as the DREAM Act.