Nadia Habib Receives Deportation Reprieve in New York

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New York student Nadia Habib received a deportation reprieve just one day before her 20th birthday, which came as a relief. The woman is facing being returned to Bangladesh.

Nadia Habib Receives Deportation Reprieve in New YorkThe woman is a junior at Stony Brook University, and she graduated high school from the Bronx High School of Science. Nadia Habib said, “This is a great birthday present.” She appears to be on her way to becoming a productive member of society.

She is an undocumented immigrant, which is why she faces the deportation threat. ICE put the case on hold after hearing from hundreds of supporters of Habib and her family. Her dad, a cab driver, Jawad has a green card, and three of her siblings are U.S. siblings. However, she and her mother Nazmin do not have appropriate documentation, which is a problem. Apparently it is a paperwork issue, and the family was not aware of it.

Nadia Habib arrived in the U.S. as a 20-month-old baby on a tourist visa, and she has lived here since then going about her life much like any other American girl in New York. Thankfully the U.S. agency is being understanding in this case and allowing the family to get its paperwork in order before deporting the mother and daughter. Since she has lived in New York her entire life, having to leave would be devastating on Habib, and it would also cause a major problem with her college work as well.

This is a huge issue in the U.S., and eventually some type of solution must be worked out. So many families are here, and some are citizens and others are undocumented. How can this be fixed without causing unnecessary problems for families?

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