(BIVN) – Kona coffee farmer Andres Magana Ortiz and his attorney Jim Stanton expressed relief outside a Honolulu court on Thursday, after Ortiz, an undocumented immigrant, was granted a 30-day stay on his deportation by the Department of Homeland Security.
Ortiz, who could have been deported that very day, told reporters he did not feel like his reprieve was a victory. However, he and his lawyer are hopeful that Hawaii’s congressional delegation could find a solution in Washington D.C., such as the ‘private bill’ introduced by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard this week.
Ortiz told media he planned to return to his farm in Honaunau for the time being, where there is a lot of work to be done.
by Big Island Video News
HONOLULU - Andres Magana Ortiz and his attorney spoke with media on Oahu after he was given an extra 30 days before being deported to Mexico.