Pinoy couple gets temporary deportation relief

Posted at May 23 2012 02:42 PM | Updated as of May 23 2012 10:42 PM

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Couple Gideon and Rica Tonog appealed to the Department of Homeland Security to defer their deportation last year.

An immigration judge stopped the deportation last week and has allowed the couple to stay in America on humanitarian grounds because Rica is undergoing long-term uterine cancer treatment.

Rica, who is now seven months pregnant, lost her legal status when her employer-sponsored visa application was denied because the employer was not financially qualified to sponsor her.

Meanwhile, Gideon lost his status when his sponsoring company shut down after the 9/11 tragedy. - Balitang America, May 23, 2012