Family Facing Deportation Gets Reprieve

Thursday, Mar 4, 2010  |  Updated 8:50 AM PDT
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Family Facing Deportation Gets Reprieve

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MIAMI - JANUARY 19: A Customs and Border Protection officer works at the passport control area January 19, 2007 at Miami International Airport in Miami, Florida. Starting January 23, 2007 new passport regulation will require all travelers coming into the U.S. from Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico by air must have a passport. Travelers returning by land or sea will be required to show passports by January 1, 2008. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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A San Francisco woman and her sons facing deportation to Australia have gotten a temporary reprieve.

Tracey Washington and her sons, 13 and 5 years old, were scheduled to be deported by Friday after the older boy was charged with punching his classmate over the pocket change.

The Asian Law Caucus says U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has extended the deportation date for Tracey Washington and her son to May 4.

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