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Immigrant activist Danilo Lopez gets to stay

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A Vermont group fighting for the rights of immigrant farm workers who are in the country illegally is declaring victory in its highest-profile individual case. Danilo Lopez, a Mexican-born farm worker and activist threatened with deportation for nearly two years, has been given permission to remain in the United States for at least another year. Brendan O’Neill of the group Migrant Justice, which has been campaigning to keep Lopez in Vermont, called the decision by federal immigration authorities a victory. Lopez was a leader in the successful effort to authorize a new type of Vermont driver’s license that would be available to people in the United States without the legally required documentation.

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