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ICE allows father of young son battling leukemia to stay in US for one year

ICE allows father of young son battling leukemia to stay in US for one year

An illegal immigrant has been granted a one-year stay of deportation as his 5-year-old son battles leukemia.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement granted Jesus Armando Berrones-Balderas, who lives in Arizona with his pregnant wife and five children, a one-year stay on a humanitarian basis.

His lawyer, Garrett Wilkes, told CNN that Berrones checked in with ICE every six months until he was told he would be deported in January.

Wilkes said they believe ICE granted the one-year stay because they provided additional documentation.

"In an exercise of discretion, ICE has granted Jesus Armando Berrones-Balderas a one-year stay of removal on humanitarian grounds," ICE told CNN in a statement Monday.

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