Rutgers Case Will Not Spur Deportation, Officials Say

The New York Times
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June 19, 2012

Immigration officials said Monday that they would not try to deport Dharun Ravi, the Indian-born 20-year-old convicted in March of using a webcam to spy on his roommate having sex with another man in their dormitory at Rutgers University.

Mr. Ravi is expected to be released from the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center in North Brunswick, N.J., on Tuesday, after serving 20 days of a 30-day jail sentence imposed in May. He earned the early release, as state statute allows, for good behavior and work credit.

Officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement said they were not allowed to remove individuals, like Mr. Ravi, who are lawful permanent residents of the United States, unless they are convicted of an aggravated felony, domestic violence, drug or weapons charges or “crimes of moral turpitude.”