Deportation Of Stony Brook University Student Is Temporarily Blocked

This week, ThinkProgress reported that Nadia Habib, a junior psychology major and honor student attending Stony Brook University in New York, faced deportation to Bangladesh because she was brought illegally to the United States at 20 months of age. Having a father with a green card and three siblings who are citizens, Habib did not realize she was undocumented until she qualified for financial aid and was required to provide identity papers. Yesterday, Habib and her mother Nazmin Habib “won a temporary reprieve” from immigration officials who told them they must give up their passports but can “remain in the country while the case is reviewed further. They were not told when a final decision would be made.” Habib, who turned 20 today, told reporters, “Obviously it’s a roller-coaster. I’m just really grateful to be able to say here longer.”