A day after being released by federal immigration authorities, Yuba City, California resident Baljit Singh was planning for his return to India. Singh, 39, was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Sacramento during a required check-in with federal authorities. After being held for a week in detention, he was granted a three-month reprieve to get his affairs in order and make arrangements to leave the country.
Singh, from India, is undocumented and has been sought permanent legal status for more than 12 years after crossing the border illegally from Mexico in 2005. His immigration case went to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, where Singh ultimately lost a bid for political asylum in 2016. He has a final order for deportation issued against
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