Jamaican From Long Island Granted Deportation Reprieve
Written by IrieJam Radio on February 7, 2018
A Mastic man from Jamaica who was ordered to report to immigration authorities in Manhattan on Wednesday as part of deportation proceedings said he was given a temporary reprieve of three months and a chance to have his case reconsidered.
“It’s a new day,” Pernell Mitchell, 49, said during a short telephone interview shortly after he was permitted to leave the New York field office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Wednesday afternoon.
Mitchell, who is married and has five children, has been under supervised released by ICE since 2014, with the requirement of regular check-ins with authorities.
An ICE official confirmed “that he will not be taken into custody today,” but could not discuss details of the agreement under which Mitchell was released.