Senator’s wife not to be deported.


An immigration judge on Tuesday scrapped a deportation order filed against the wife of state Sen. Curt Thompson, allowing her to remain in the country.

Federal officials went into court Tuesday morning and supported Sascha Herrera Thompson’s bid to block her deportation.

“Based on the unique facts of this case, we agreed not to appeal reopening the case,” said Terry Bird, chief counsel for the Atlanta office of Immigration and Custom Enforcement.

Bird said that Judge William A. Cassidy expressed concern that Sascha Thompson’s deportation appeared to be the result of bad paperwork filed by a notario. The judge urged that the notario be prosecuted, if possible.