ENGLEWOOD - A day after Dharun Ravi was convicted for spying on his Rutgers roommate, who then committed suicide, questions are being raised if the Indian-born man will face deportation.
Ravi, who is not a U.S. citizen, could be deported to India. Ravi was born in India but raised in the United States.
"The likelihood of him being deported is slim in my opinion because he's got very strong equities in as much as he's got qualifying relatives; he's been here for a period of time," says Michael Wildes, an immigration attorney and former mayor of Englewood.
Ravi faces up to 10 years in prison and if he spends time in prison, deportation proceedings would immediately follow his release.
"This family is going to have to roll up their sleeves with a good lawyer and see what they could do to protect their son," says Wildes.
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