Jorge Steven Acuna, a senior at Montgomery College, and his parents were detained on March 8 and scheduled to be deported, prompting much protest in favor of the student, who came to the United States from Colombia in 2000. On Tuesday night, the family was granted a one-year reprieve from deportation.
Friends and classmates of Jorge Steven Acuna hold up signs supporting his family during a rally organized by Casa de Maryland at Rockville Town Center on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. The Acuna family, who are from Colombia, are facing deportation and were just released from detention. Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post