- Associated Press - Friday, May 5, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Immigration officials have granted a temporary reprieve from deportation to a Mexican woman in Utah whose family and supporters protested after she was detained while shopping with her daughter.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Carl Rusnok said Friday that Silvia Avelar-Flores of West Valley City, Utah, has been given 90 days to leave the country. He didn’t say why the agency made the decision. Agents picked her up last week.

The 31-year-old woman came to the U.S. in 1993 with her family as a child on a temporary visitor visa.

Community groups and her family called the pending deportation of the mother of three unethical at a rally Wednesday outside government offices.

They say they are overjoyed she been reunited with her family. Avelar-Flores has a pending request for legal residency through her husband, who has a green card.


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