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Case closed: Immigrant allowed to stay in U.S.

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Posted: Sunday, March 3, 2013 10:45 pm

A deportation case that started Jan. 11, 2012, was supposed to end in the departure of Flavio Ramos Cruz from the U.S. on Wednesday.

But some striking turns of events over the year helped him remain in Lexington, the place he has called home since 2004. Among those events are President Barack Obama’s policy shift on low-priority deportations, the unexpected advocacy provided by a safety net of volunteers and Cruz’s severe injury in a car accident.

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