Immigration: Ex-Rutgers student won't be deported

4:33 PM, Jun 18, 2012   |    comments
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Federal immigration authorities say they won't seek to deport a former Rutgers University student convicted in a webcam spying case.

Dharun Ravi is expected to be released from a New Jersey jail on Tuesday. He will have served 20 days of a 30-day sentence that came after a conviction on 15 criminal counts, including bias intimidation and invasion of privacy.

The 20-year-old Ravi was born in India and remains a citizen there. Under federal law, he could have faced deportation proceedings after completing his sentence.

But U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Monday that he won't be removed from the U.S. because he has no prior criminal record.

He used a webcam in September 2010 to see roommate Tyler Clementi kiss another man. Clementi committed suicide days later.

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