A man detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement was released Wednesday, and is beginning the process for a green card.
Edjann Dos Santos, 29, was in custody for 11 months after overstaying his visa, and had petitioned for months to marry his fiancee, Fall River native Katherine Machado, while he was in jail.
The government granted the couple permission last week, and the two wed inside of a jail.
UPDATE: Fall River couple reunited. Edjann Dos Santos was in @ICEgov custody for 11 mos. They petitioned for months to marry. Government granted permission last week, they wed inside a jail. Today, ICE released him & now beginning process for green card. https://t.co/B71sKpptx8 pic.twitter.com/rVK99MJokf— Kerry Kavanaugh (@KerryKavanaugh) May 23, 2018
A week later, Dos Santos was released from custody, and an attorney believes that the marriage was a factor in the decision for his release.
The Department of Homeland Security will join in on a motion to reopen, which voids the deportation order and gives Dos Santos a new hearing to seek a green card before immigration court.
A judge will ultimately decide on the application.
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