1. Staying Put

    Feds Won’t Deport Ravi

    Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers University student waits before court proceedings, Friday, March 9, 2012 in New Brunswick, N.J. Dharun Ravi, 20, is accused of using a webcam for the central crime, then using Twitter, instant messages and texts to tell friends about it. He's charged with 15 criminal counts, including bias intimidation and invasion of privacy. His roommate, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide in September 2010, just days after the alleged spying. (AP Photo/The Star-Ledger, John Munson, Pool)

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    Dharun Ravi, the 20-year-old former Rutgers student convicted of hate crimes in March for spying on his gay roommate with a webcam, will not be deported after his prison release on Tuesday. “Based on a review of Mr. Ravi’s criminal record,  Immigration and Customs Enforcement is not initiatiating removal proceedings at this time,” an ICE spokesman confirmed in a statement on Monday. Though Ravi was born in India and holds citizenship there, he moved to the U.S. with his parents at the age of 5 and is considered a permanent resident of this country. Ravi was sentenced to 30 days for using a webcam to spy on his roommate, Tyler Clementi, in the midst of a sexual encounter with another man. Clementi subsequently committed suicide, but Ravi was found not guilty of causing Clementi’s death. A warden lowered Ravi’s prison sentence to 20 days for good behavior.

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