YORK, Pa. — Moiez Masood is going home.
Immigration Judge Andrew Arthur approved a release on bail for the 21-year-old Newark-area resident, who has been detained since Nov. 12 by immigration officials.
“We’ve got a bond!” announced Masood’s attorney John Vandenberg to a waiting room at the U.S. Immigration Court in York that was packed with friends, family and supporters of the University of Delaware student.
The crowd erupted in cheers, tears and hugs. …
It is not over for Masood and his family. The deportation case against him is still pending.
But the ruling means he can now wait at home with his family rather than at a detention facility while immigration officials decide if he should be granted asylum or be sent back to Pakistan. (More)