- Associated Press - Thursday, October 17, 2019

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - An immigrant from Brazil who faced deportation from New Hampshire and argued that the United States isn’t honoring a 15-year-old agreement allowing him to remain in the country will be allowed to stay as he continues to argue his case.

A 1st Circuit Court of Appeals panel in Boston agreed to take another look at the case of Renato Filippi, of Nashua. In its order Wednesday, it agreed to re-examine Filippi’s claim that the government didn’t keep its promise to him.

Filippi said he entered the U.S. through Mexico in 2002 with the help of smugglers. He was arrested, but said U.S. authorities recruited him to serve as a confidential informant. Filippi said he was promised he could stay in the U.S. permanently. He said he worked inside a Texas detention facility before relocating to New Hampshire.

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