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Man in NH for 28 years to be deported today

April 18. 2018 6:55PM

BOSTON — A Brazilian who has lived in New Hampshire for 28 years is slated for deportation today, after an appeals court denied a further stay of relief for the 65-year-old grandfather of two, his lawyer said.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement has ordered Nashua resident Elvecio Pereira Viana to be at Logan Airport at 7 a.m., where he will be put on a flight to Brazil, said his lawyer, former ambassador George Bruno.

“He is yet another tragic victim of the Trump deportation machine gone amuck,” Bruno said.

Two weeks ago, the First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Boston granted a temporary, 10-day stay, but this week the court rejected a further stay.

Bruno said Viana entered the U.S. legally, but overstayed his visa and worked for decades and has never been in trouble with the law.

He had recently applied for a green card, which brought him to the attention of federal authorities.

ICE has said deportations take place once an order of removal has been issued by a federal immigration judge.

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