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Judge denies deportation stay for boy, 5, with head injury

1 month 2 weeks 5 days ago Monday, February 10 2020 Feb 10, 2020 February 10, 2020 3:42 PM February 10, 2020 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By NOMAAN MERCHANT
Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) - A federal judge rejected an emergency stay Monday to require that a 5-year-old Guatemalan boy in immigration detention not be deported before he is seen by a pediatric neurologist. The boy's aunt and his advocates say he has severe headaches, complaints about hearing normal levels of sound, and suffers other symptoms they trace to his fall from a shopping cart in December. In January, he and his family were detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE defends the care it has given the boy.

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