An undocumented mother facing deportation will be staying in the U.S. at least for the next 90 days.
That's according to city councilman Ydanis Rodriguez.
In a tweet yesteday, he said the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement accepted a stay on the deportation of Amanda Morales-Guerra.
According to the tweet, she now has 90 days to fight for her case to be reopened.
Advocates say cases like Morales-Guerra's should not solely be reviewed by the legal circumstances.
"It is not correct to talk only about the legality of the case. This is a moral case, it's a spiritual case. So they need to become more human. The whole concept of human rights, love, respect, and compassion, that you do not take this away from the law."
Morales moved to the United States in 2004 and is the mother of three children, who are all citizens.
But they've been in sanctuary at a Washington Heights church since last week, when immigration officials told her she was going to get deported.
Advocates say Morales-Guerra was facing death threats in her native Guatemala, which should be grounds to grant her asylum here in the U.S.