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Upton and Schakowsky Statements on One Year Deferred Action Granted to Ibrahim Parlak

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Washington, March 25, 2016 | comments

Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, and Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Illinois, today made the following statements on the news that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted Herbert, Michigan, resident Ibrahim Parlak a Deferred Action for one year.

“We can all breathe a small sigh of relief now that we have a one year reprieve for our friend and neighbor Ibrahim,” said Upton, who has worked on Ibrahim’s behalf since 2004. “It has truly been a bipartisan, all hands on deck effort these past few weeks to make this happen. Now, our focus will be on finding a bipartisan solution that keeps Ibrahim here at home permanently. We’re going to keep up our full court press on Ibrahim’s behalf.”

“Ibrahim Parlak has been a contributing and beloved member of his community for over two decades,” said Schakowsky. “I am pleased the immediate threat of his deportation has been removed. I am proud to have worked with Congressman Fred Upton to prevent the most recent threat, but will continue to work with him until Ibrahim can finally live without worry in the United States.”

For more information on Upton’s involvement in Ibrahim’s case, please click here.

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