Steve Li, arrived in US at age 11, now 20 and facing deportation to Peru

November 14, 2010 § Leave a comment

Hopes to keep Steve Li in the US have dimmed in the wake of a ruling from immigration officials denying the student’s request to delay his ordered deportation to Peru. A fax from ICE to Li’s lawyer, Sin Yen Ling, may have slammed the door shut on the 20-year-old Li, a San Francisco nursing student who arrived in this country with his parents when he was 11 years old. Most of the message dealt with Li’s immigration background, with the bad news saved for the end, Ling said today. “The last paragraph said deportation is always hard on family and friends and the community but unfortunately the application for Steve does not rise to the level that warrants deferred action status,” she said. “There was really no analysis whatsoever, no response to the arguments that I laid out.” Li and his parents were arrested in San Francisco Sept. 15 because they were only allowed to stay in the United States through the end of 2002. His parents, who were born in China but moved to Peru in the 1980s to escape the government’s one-child policy, were released and wear electronic ankle bracelets, while Li remains in custody in Arizona. (sfgate)


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