Hispanic Reporter Wins Immigration Stay

(MEMPHIS) — An appeals board blocks deportation of a Spanish-language news reporter who was arrested in Tennessee during a demonstration.

Counsel for Manuel Duran told reporters he won the stay of deportation but still faces months in detention while an appeal is pending. Prosecutors planned to deport Duran to El Salvador this week, but the Board of Immigration Appeals in Falls Church, Virginia, ordered a stay.

Duran’s lawyers have said he came to the U.S. after receiving death threats related to reporting on corruption in El Salvador.