Brazilian Immigrant in Nashua Still At Risk of Deportation

Apr 16, 2018

Federal court in Boston, Mass.
Credit U.S. Court of Appeals

  A Brazilian immigrant living in Nashua who narrowly avoided deportation earlier this month is still at risk of having to leave the country.


Elvecio Viana is 65 and has lived in the U.S. for 27 years, according to his attorney.


Robert McDaniel is a litigation lawyer representing Viana. He's filed a motion for a stay of deportation.


“If the motion to stay is denied, then Elvecio will be separated from his daughter and grandchildren, he’ll be put on a plane by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities on the 19th of April,” McDaniel said.


Viana’s daughter, who is a U.S. citizen, was in the process of helping her father stabilize his immigration status when he was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials, according to McDaniel.


Viana does not have a criminal record of any kind, his attorney said.