Deportation ruling will let student graduate in Colorado

By: Associated Press
April 4, 2014 Updated: April 4, 2014 at 8:43 am

SILVERTHORNE — A high school student who was locked up by immigration authorities is being given time to graduate before his case comes up in court.

Jaime Leon Rivas walked out of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement lockup in Aurora on April 2 after his attorney got a stay of removal order from authorities.

According to the Summit Daily ( ), the order will give Leon Rivas enough time for the Snowy Peaks High School senior to graduate and make a case that he should be given asylum in the United States.

Leon Rivas immigrated to the United States in 2005 from El Salvador when he was 10 years old.

Leon Rivas was later detained by ICE officials and persuaded to sign voluntary departure forms.


Information from: Summit Daily News,

Comment Policy

LoginORRegister To receive a better ad experience

Learn more
You are reading 0 of your of 0 free premium stories for this month read

Register Today To get to up to 4 more free stories each and every month

  • Get access to commenting on articles
  • Access to 4 more premium pieces of content!
  • See fewer annoying advertisements
We hope you enjoyed your 4 free premium stories
Continue reading now by logging in or registering
Register Now
Already registered? Login Now