These restaurants do not suck
Surfrider Foundation beach sweep participants picked up 300 straws below Folly Pier in one hour in May

If the turnout at Tuesday’s Strawless Summer Challenge kickoff at Redux was any indication, Charleston does not, in fact, suck. According to Kate Dittloff, Surfrider Charleston Chapter Chair, and one of the organizers of the initiative designed to encourage local bars and restaurants to stop using plastic straws, the Strawless Summer launch party was a huge success and the program is gaining participants faster than you can slurp up a smoothie.

"It was an awesome event! Standing room only — probably about 75 to 100 people there with a ton from the food and bev industry," says Dittloff. So far, 30 local restaurants have pledged to give up plastic straws this summer, but Dittloff has high hopes that that number could quadruple. "We hope to have upwards of 100 restaurants and would love for even more," she says.

Restaurants and bars have until July 1 to get onboard and participation requires that a restaurant not use straws with any drink and only provide one upon request. "And if requested we definitely encourage paper straws," adds Dittloff.

So who’s putting their money where their, er, straw was?

Here’s the full list of participants so far:

Local 616
The Macintosh
Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar
Glowfisch Hospitality (Five Loaves and Sesame Burgers)
Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub
Stems & Skins
Yo Bo Cantina Fresca
California Dreaming Columbia
California Dreaming Charleston
California Dreaming North Myrtle Beach
California Dreaming Surfside
Carolina Roadhouse
Burro Loco
Gulfstream Cafe
New York Prime
Chophouse ’47
California Dreaming Greenville
Morgan Creek Grill
ISLE OF PALMS Marina Market
Sazerac Brand Ambassador, South Carolina – Firefly Vodkas
Madra Rua Irish Pub Summerville
Madra Rua Park Circle
Rita’s Seaside Grill
Ink N Ivy
Snapper Jack’s
Rutledge Cab Company
Jack of Cups

If you’d like to get your bar or restaurant involved, email

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Aerial view of Cainhoy Plantation (Source: City of Charleston)


Development leaders will break ground Thursday afternoon on what they call the last underdeveloped borough in Charleston.

Chief Operating Officer Steve McClure with Spectrum Companies, based out of Charlotte, NC, said a groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Hopewell Lane for a new apartment community in the future Cainhoy Plantation.

The Village at Point Hope will be part of the 9,000-acre tract of land near Daniel Island which will soon become home to a mix of residential, retail and commercial development.

Spectrum Companies previously developed the Simmons Park apartment complex on Daniel Island.

According to Charleston City documents, the Cainhoy Plantation was purchased in the 1930s by Harry Frank Guggenheim and used for recreation and timber production. In 1971 Cainhoy was left to Peter Lawston-Johnson in a family trust.

Currently the land is part of the Guggenheim Partners and Guggenheim Family Holding and under the same management overseeing the Daniel Island development.

This is a developing story. Check back later for updates.

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Kai Thompson, 24, graduate student, and Deondre Jones, 24, public policy researcher. (Daniele Seiss)

Kai Thompson, a 24-year-old graduate student, and Deondre Jones, a 24-year-old public policy researcher, are D.C. newcomers who have progressive outlooks. Both have connections to North Carolina. (He grew up there; she attended school there.) He has a “ton of hobbies,” including longboarding, playing guitar and writing, and she enjoys bike rides, stand-up comedy and long conversations, so things looked promising. They whiled away the evening at Sette Osteria near Dupont Circle.

Deondre: I got there first, but I was still around 10 minutes late. And I was worried because that’s definitely not a good look to be late. The Yellow Line was out, as usual.

Kai: We were both late, though.

Deondre: I actually [searched her first name on] Facebook and I filtered it to Washington, and the first person that popped up turned out to be her. At the time I obviously didn’t know it was going to be her, but I just looked at her profile and I was like, I feel The Washington Post would set me up with someone like this. So I was halfway expecting that person to walk in, and that person did walk in. I wasn’t surprised to see her, but I was surprised that I got it right, if that makes sense.

Kai: He dressed nicer than I did for this. I wore a T-shirt dress and a jean jacket, and he wore a button-down and khakis. I don’t think he was someone that I would just talk to in a bar or something, but if he started talking to me first I definitely would continue talking to him. He’s not unattractive, just probably different than I would pick for myself. I like his haircut. He has a cute face.

Deondre: She describes herself as being from Michigan by way of North Carolina by way of Michigan. We definitely bonded over the North Carolina deal. She was living in Asheville, where she went to school. And that’s a city that I’ve visited a lot.

Kai: We’re both really interested in policy, and that’s why we’re here [in Washington]. I’m working on a master’s degree in public policy, and he’s here on a fellowship for an NGO that does policy research.

Deondre: I work in hunger and food insecurity policy, which is actually her passion; that’s where she wants to be. And she is very dedicated to learning more about that. She described herself as an academic, which is something that I admire because I definitely don’t consider myself to be an academic. I was very eager to get out of school.

Kai: It got kind of deep when we were talking about our families. I told him that my dad passed away when I was younger. And he told me that he was really raised by his grandparents. Getting to know things that I don’t know about some of my friends on the first date was pretty memorable to me.

Deondre:We bonded over the lack of Southern charm in D.C. Your pace of life is a lot quicker. We had similar political ideologies. We’re both very liberal, which isn’t a hard thing to find in D.C. That’s kind of a baseline for me. We were able to have discourse about politics in America, and it didn’t result in a fight, even though we weren’t necessarily exactly on the same page. We bonded over both being people of color and being “woke” for lack of a better term.

Kai: I was definitely ready to make a love connection, but I really feel like we could be really, really tight friends. He feels like somebody I could talk to about very serious things. But I don’t know if I’m interested in dating him necessarily. But I want to hang out with him again. He’s a really cool person. I didn’t particularly feel that he thought that I was a romantic candidate for him either.

Deondre: We stayed at the restaurant until it closed. She opted to call it a night, but she said that she wanted to give me her number. Before we [left] I said, “I’d love to see you again,” and she said [yes].

Kai:I think we would probably hang out again. Maybe in a group with other people.

Deondre: 4.3 [out of 5]. I could definitely see myself dating her.

Kai: 3. I’d like to see if there’s any potential for building something.

They’ve texted briefly and plan to hang out in the coming weeks.

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The former Dor-Towne Apartment complex in North Charleston is slated to be developed into 480 new multifamily housing units. File/Brad Nettles/Staff

Two years after residents were evicted from a former low-income housing development in North Charleston, site work should soon begin on a proposed 480-unit, upscale apartment complex slated to replace it.

Developers have applied to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control for a stormwater and wetlands impact permit at 7400 Dorchester Road, the site of the former 84-unit Dor-Towne Apartments near Cross County Road.

Phillips Management Group of Greensboro, N.C., bought the 31-acre tract in 2015 for $4.1 million. The new complex will be called Crescent Pointe, and it won’t be geared for low-income residents. The undeveloped site is now fenced off to visitors.

Phillips also owns the nearby 328-unit Archdale Forest Apartments at 99 Shagbark Trail, up the street off Dorchester Road. The company owns 28 multifamily communities in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.

A new subdivision is in the works for James Island. Bennett’s Bluff plans to have 86 lots on 31 acres. The property is between residential lots on Ocean View Road and Wayfarer Lane off Fort Johnson Road. Property records show First Baptist Church Foundation as the current land owner. Plans are now making their way through the City of Charleston review process.

Also, Sabal Homes is developing a new neighborhood in the Whitney Lake community on Johns Island.

Called Johnston Pointe, the subdivision will feature homes built around a 25-acre lake. A model home is open at 2993 Sweetleaf Lane.

With homes priced from the $270,000s to just under $300,000, the new community will include lakeside trails, a grassy park and waterfront fire pit with seating. Homes are offered in five floor plans, from 1,831 square feet to just over 2,400 square feet.

The new owners of the 400 Meeting St. Apartments in Charleston, which is changing its name to My House on Meeting, want to add an elevated pool over existing parking at the downtown Charleston property.

The 42-unit private student housing complex was purchased in March for $22.2 million by Charleston-based Seine Group along with South City Partners of Atlanta, the same pair who are building Skygarden Apartments about two blocks away on Woolfe Street. They also plan to build another multifamily community on the Line Street site that now houses AAA Downtown Storage, and have submitted plans to expand the Meeting Street property behind Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Plans have been submitted for a new 147,420-square-foot warehouse in the Cainhoy area. The 14-acre site sits on Charleston Regional Parkway. Charleston Regional Business Center LLC, an affiliate of The Beach Co., owns the property, which fronts Clements Ferry Road.

Nearby, at 2264 Clements Ferry, a new Cainhoy Children’s Academy is planned for a 2.76-acre site beside Clements Crest Lane.

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Ruth Curtis talks about improvements coming to Delta Street Apartments after the 20-unit North Charleston structure was recently sold. Curtis has lived at the low-income housing development since 2009. Warren L. Wise/Staff

Ruth Curtis walks through her modest, one-bedroom apartment, pointing out the portable fireplace she installed to save money on energy costs and the charcoal gray cat she rescued to keep her company.

An upgrade to the aging Delta Street Apartments in North Charleston is on the way after it changed hands recently, and Curtis couldn’t be happier.

"I can hardly wait for it to be done, especially the new windows," the 65-year-old Army veteran said. "The windows are so old, and they are single-pane. That will help on my electric bill."

With the help of a $607,000 loan from the S.C. Community Loan Fund, a Lowcountry nonprofit that helps sustain affordable housing, Florida-based Bluewater Horizons plans to fix up the multifamily, U-shaped structure behind the Catalina Inn and Berlin’s Restaurant Supply on Rivers Avenue.

The 20-unit Delta Street Apartment building in North Charleston recently changed hands and will be upgraded through a loan from the S.C. Community Loan Fund to help with affordable housing. Warren L. Wise/Staff

Improvements to the 20-unit building, built more than 50 years ago, include new windows, plumbing and electrical systems, some of which are original.

One unit has already been upgraded, including new floors, cabinets, doors and countertops, and others will see improvements as they come open.

"It’s difficult to do the work with folks in there," said Shawn Sprinkel, who heads Bluewater Horizons. "We want to stabilize the building and make sure it’s safe and comfortable for folks that are in there. We are giving the units a good face-lift — to a pretty high level, not just putting paint on the walls."

The windows will be replaced later this year to make the units more energy-efficient and help save on electricity costs for tenants, many on limited incomes. Water heaters also will be upgraded to save on utility expenses.

"The delicate balance is to do it within a fairly tight budget, keep the costs reasonable, provide the apartments to some low-income families and still meet the affordability guidelines," he said.

A statement from the lender said Bluewater has "committed to keeping the units affordable to low- and moderate-income renters in the community."

Slightly higher rental rates will help pay for the investment and upgrades.

"We will make some slight increases, but they will be small," Sprinkel said. "They will still be below median income guidelines of the area. In some cases, rent will be closer to the market rate and in other cases it will be a good ways from the market rate (on the lower side)."

Curtis said if the improvements cause her $475-a-month rent to rise slightly, it will be worth it. For now, the retired hotel service worker is helping with the improvements by cleaning out refrigerators, stoves and cabinets as units become vacant.

"It keeps me busy and gives me something to do," she said.

An empty unit beside Curtis’ apartment sits with a hole in a bedroom door, dirty carpet and an old window air-conditioning unit.

"I hope they will fix all of that, too," Curtis said. "It certainly needs it."

For the most part, she said the community is quiet and trouble-free.

"Every once in a while, you get a little hoorah going on, but it’s OK," she said. "I’ve heard shots fired around here more than once, but not as much lately. When I first moved in (in 2009), I would hear shots and hit the floor. And there’s not really the drug dealing that it used to be in the neighborhood."

New outside security cameras have helped knock out some of the undesirable activity near the apartment building, Sprinkel said.

"More than anything, it’s made the area safer," he said. "There were a lot of folks hanging around doing things they shouldn’t, but the word has gotten around about the cameras."

Sprinkel’s company bought the brick, two-story structure in March for $651,000. It last sold in 2014 for $285,000, according to Charleston County property records.

Eight of the units are for low-income residents and 12 house moderate-income tenants.

To qualify as low-income, residents must earn 51 percent to 80 percent of the area median income. Moderate-income tenants can make 81 percent to 120 percent of the area median income to qualify.

The 2017 median income for a family of four in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties is $68,800. Low-income units would be available to households earning $35,000 to $55,000 annually, and moderate-income units would be available to households earning just over $55,000 to $82,000.

Housing affordable to these income levels supports low-wealth households and the growing senior population, as well as Charleston-area teachers, firefighters, young professionals and hospitality workers, according to Victoria Baker, communications and development manager for S.C. Community Loan Fund.

"We all know there is a real affordable housing crisis in Charleston," Baker said. "Bluewater is doing its part to help address the issue."

The loan "means more of North Charleston’s most vulnerable renters, like working families, seniors or individuals on a fixed income, can find a safe and affordable place to call home," according to the lender.

Bluewater Horizons has collaborated with the S.C. Community Loan Fund before on another Lowcountry housing project.

In 2013, the company received a $159,000 loan to upgrade a four-unit affordable housing development on Aldrich Avenue, off Remount Road in North Charleston. Bluewater made similar upgrades to the low-income apartments there, according to Baker. Bluewater paid $113,500 for the property that same year.

"My goal is to buy properties that are going to improve the street they are on in an area where the overall neighborhood has been a little neglected," Sprinkel said. "I really believe in neighborhood stabilization for our society overall."

He added, "If a place is crappy, the people will just say, ‘Let’s get out of here and move somewhere else.’ I want it to be a place they call home."

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North Carolina, the Tar Heel state. This is the state I call home, and I love it here. I was born here, raised here, and I’m most likely going to die here in the old North State. What’s weird though is, even though I was born and raised in the state of North Carolina, I never realized why it was known as the Tar Heel state. So I decided to do a little research, and down below you can read what I learned.

Seems how the state came to be known as the Tar Heel state is shrouded in mystery. No one knows for sure why it’s called that, but there are some pretty good ideas as to how the name came about. One of them has to do with the Civil War.

Because North Carolina showed such a dedication to the rebel cause during the Civil War, some historians claim the state got its nickname because residents of the state were such allies that getting them to turn against the rebellion was much like trying to remove tar from one’s heels.

Other historians have a different argument. During colonial times, the state of North Carolina was a big supplier of naval supplies primarily used in the construction of ships. Among the supplies were wood from the abundant supply of pine trees in the state, and the tar and turpentine produced by the same trees which was used to coat would use for shipbuilding as a way of keeping pests out of the wood. the people who made this tar were called tar boilers, and would occasionally get tar on the body in the process, including on their feet.

Whatever the source of the nickname, it doesn’t really seem to matter. The nickname has stuck, and people who call the state home are proud of the nickname and the history behind it.


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A developer with ties to two planned apartment projects on Charleston’s peninsula plans to break ground this month on a third multifamily, mid-rise structure, all within a few blocks of each other.

The property at 511 Meeting St. is being developed through a joint venture of Spandrel Development Partners of New York City, Aspen Heights Partners of Austin, Texas, and Milwaukee-based Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.

Charleston County property records show Aspen Heights recently borrowed $39.9 million from Northwestern to help fund the project at the Interstate 26 off ramp, where the investment group plans to build 221 rental units.

The site will include 9,000 square feet of amenity space, two levels of structured parking and ground-floor retail space. Completion is set for spring 2019.

In March, Spandrel announced $100 million in new developments for two other nearby apartment projects. They include 74 units in a seven-story structure at 595 King St., at the northwest corner of Spring Street, and 114 units in five stories at 530 Meeting St., diagonally across from 511 Meeting. Spandrel is partnering with Virginia Beach-based Armada Hoffler Properties on those projects.

"Charleston is growing at a significant rate, and we look forward to continued development and repositioning in this thriving city," said Emanuel Neuman, co-founding principal at Spandrel.

Charleston’s Board of Architectural Review will consider a request Wednesday for a new apartment building in Harleston Village. The panel will take up a move to demolish a one-story office building at 31 Smith St. and allow construction of a multifamily building on the site. Details on the number of units or size of the structure were not immediately available.

New wetlands are on the way to the Carolina Park neighborhood in the north end of Mount Pleasant. Developers are building the 20-acre Bolden Lake in the 545-acre custom-home development called Riverside. The water feature will include a mile-long trail along its shoreline, a boardwalk and a landscaped island.

A 2.26-acre warehouse site in Mount Pleasant recently changed hands for $2.9 million. Buck Investments and the affiliated Wappoo LLC bought the property at 1135 Bowman Road from Lane Commercial LLC. The site is behind Bowman Road Business Park at 1125 Bowman Road, across from Bowman Place Shopping Center.

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A roll of "I voted" stickers

A chain email has begun circulating in North Carolina that claims widespread irregularities in the state’s voter rolls.

The email caught our attention with its subject line, "PROOF !! North Carolina has the world’s oldest voters !"

It says there are thousands of registered voters in North Carolina who are 110 or more years old, including one person who is a whopping 219 years old.

Though tongue-in-cheek, the implication is clear – that many dead people are still actively registered, perhaps allowing others to commit voter fraud by casting ballots in their names.

"Perhaps it is something in the (North) Carolina water," the email begins. "I doubt there is another state in the Union who could claim, as NC does, to have 5,376 voters 110 years old, or older. One current voter was born in 1798, making him a rather hefty 219 years old, thereby nearly doubling the age of the oldest person on earth."

If all this is true, it would clearly indicate some concerning irregularities.

The Gerontology Research Group, which tracks the oldest living people, has been able to verify only 43 people in the entire world age 110 or older as of May 3.

The email concludes that this is "more evidence that when you think of questionable elections, (North) Carolina should be the FIRST state that comes to mind."

So we wanted to get to the bottom of which is fraudulent – this email, or the state’s voter rolls.

Following the president’s lead?

The chain email began making the rounds, it appears, shortly after President Donald Trump announced a new committee on May 11 to look into voter fraud around the country.

Trump has consistently spread false claims about voter fraud, both during his presidential campaign and after winning the election.

He said "millions" of people voted illegally for Hillary Clinton and that he should’ve won the popular vote, which PolitiFact ruled Pants On Fire. In reality, studies have consistently shown that voter fraud is incredibly rare.

Trump has also made unfounded accusations of widespread voter fraud against several individual states – all of which have been rated Pants On Fire – including North Carolina, California, New Hampshire and Virginia.

Those claims are either vague about the type of fraud or refer specifically to immigrants voting illegally. None have claimed what this new chain email alleges, that dead people are somehow voting.

In years past, versions of this claim have been popular on conservative and right-wing websites, internet forums and blogs – including Breitbart and the North Carolina-based Civitas Institute.

Why so many ancient voters?

The chain email’s most eye-popping claim is about that 219-year-old voter. It’s also the first mistake the email makes. It refers to that person as a male, but a list of voters included in the email clearly shows he is really a she.

There’s more intrigue: In 2012, when Breitbart wrote about super-old voters in North Carolina, it didn’t mention anyone over 200. We wondered if this woman only recently decided – nearly a century since being eligible to vote – that now was the time to finally register.

So we asked Pat Gannon, the spokesman for the North Carolina State Board of Elections. He said the state database does appear to show 5,391 people over 110 – a few more than the email mentioned, even – but that there are several honest explanations.

For the 219-year-old, he said, it amounts to just plain human error when a clerk was entering the person’s information.

"The ‘219-year-old’ voter was inadvertently given a birth date of 1797 instead of 1979, according to our research," Gannon wrote in an email. "We’ve also determined that the voters that show up as 118, 120 and 154 years old do so because of data entry errors. Their dates of birth will soon be corrected in our database."

But that only covers four out of 5,391. What about the rest?

Nearly all of them – 97.5 percent – are what the state calls "legacy voters."

Until the 1990s, people who registered to vote in North Carolina didn’t have to list their date of birth. They only had to promise they were at least 18.

Then, in the late 2000s, the state digitized its voter records. Gannon said anyone who was in the system with no date of birth was automatically listed as being born Jan. 1 in either 1900 or 1901. Of the 5,391 voters who appear over 110 in the database, he said, 5,257 fall into that category.

As for the other 130 questionable voters (2.4 percent of the total), Gannon said, some could still be alive, could be dead, or could be listed due to clerical errors like the four they’ve already identified.

Most North Carolina voters who die are automatically removed from voter rolls, since they die in North Carolina or another state that shares its records with North Carolina.

But Gannon said some states don’t share their records, including South Carolina and Virginia, the two states with the longest borders with North Carolina. Any North Carolina voters who die in one of those states won’t have their registrations revoked until either a family member notifies the state or 16 years go by without that person voting.

And while it’s possible there are dead people on the voter rolls, people committing fraud by voting in their names is almost unheard of. In the 2016 general election, two people in North Carolina were caught voting for dead family members, out of 4.8 million voters statewide who cast a ballot, according to a previous audit by the elections board.

Our ruling

After President Donald Trump announced a new commission on voter fraud, a chain email has been making the rounds in North Carolina suggesting voter fraud and "questionable elections." It cites thousands of people registered to vote who couldn’t possibly be alive.

However, nearly 98 percent of those people are actually voters who the state lists as being born in 1900 or 1901 since they didn’t have to give their date of birth when registering to vote.

Others are on the list simply due to clerical errors.

Of these nearly 5,400 voters who appear 110 or older, no more than 130 are dead. And it could be less. A 2016 audit found only two cases of people voting in the name of a dead person, out of more than 4.8 million votes cast.

The email reaches a faulty conclusion based on a dishonest premise, and we rate its claim False.

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Escorted by supporters, sanctuary church resident Ingrid Encalada Latorre, center, exits the Jefferson County Courthouse, in Golden, Colo., Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Latorre, an immigrant who has been living in a Denver church to avoid deportation, feared being arrested by federal immigration agents as she ventured out of her sanctuary to be present at a court hearing May 3 to fight for a chance to stay in the United States. (Brennan Linsley/Associated Press)

GOLDEN, Colo. — An immigrant who has been living in a Quaker meeting house to avoid deportation held back her fear of being arrested and ventured out to court Wednesday to fight for a chance to remain in the country.

After praying with supporters in a hallway, Ingrid Encalada Latorre testified in a bid to withdraw her guilty plea in a 2010 identity theft case involving her purchase of immigration papers. She claims she did not know the documents were stolen.

“I want to be able to stay in this country with my family and my children,” she said in Spanish through an interpreter in Jefferson County court in Golden, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) from the meeting house in Denver where she has lived for six months with her youngest son.

No uniformed immigration agents were visible at the court and the hearing proceeded normally.

Latorre, a native of Cusco, Peru, is trying to get her conviction changed to a misdemeanor in the hope it would make her less likely to be deported. She contended that her lawyers failed to properly represent her.

Judge Dennis Hall agreed and said Wednesday that he will hold another hearing on whether she can change her plea.

Jeff Joseph, an immigration attorney who is representing Latorre, said there was no indication that immigration agents would arrest his client, but he filed a stay of deportation in case she had been been targeted when she left the meeting house.

“We’re hopeful that given the very big victory that we had today in court that ICE would see fit to grant the stay so that Ingrid can stay here and vindicate her rights,” he said.

Some judicial officials around the country have asked U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to stop using courthouses as places to find and arrest people wanted for immigration violations, fearing it could lead people to be afraid to report crimes and participate in the judicial system.

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have defended the practice, saying visitors to courthouses already are screened for weapons.

Among the supporters of Latorre gathered in the courthouse was another immigrant who spent nine months living in the basement of another church in 2014 and 2015 before being assured he was not a priority for deportation.

Arturo Hernandez was arrested April 26 by immigration agents when he went to a warehouse as part of a job. He was temporarily freed late Tuesday following intervention by U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Carl Rusnok said Hernandez was granted a 30-day deportation delay but did not provide more details.

Bennet, a Democrat, filed a bill to help Hernandez and said he asked the agency for more time to process his case.

Hernandez’s lawyers plan to use the delay to appeal his case and try to keep him from being returned to Mexico, saying they have identified “missed opportunities” in his family’s nearly 25-year fight to win permanent residency. The delay will also allow him to attend his 17-year-old daughter’s high school graduation.

Hernandez said he hoped Latorre would soon be with her family.

He said he thought he would be deported the same day he was picked up because his case had received so much publicity, but by the next day he saw growing public support and he started to feel a little better.

Latorre had about two dozen supporters in the courtroom and another 100 outside.

Barbara Mills-Bria, a retired structural engineer and president of an activist group called Be the Change, said she was prepared to be arrested herself to protect Latorre but declined to say specifically what that meant.

“What harm has she done? Why would they target her? The Trump administration said they’re targeting murderers and rapists. She’s just a woman living her life,” she said.

Supporters surrounded Latorre as she walked down a courthouse hall after the hearing and enveloped her as she entered an elevator to leave.

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