Immigration officials won’t try to deport a former Rutgers student whose actions cast a national spotlight on the issue of anti-gay bullying, the Record reports.
The native of India, Dharun Ravi, who is considered a legal permanent resident, could have been deported after his May 15 conviction on charges that he encouraged Twitter followers to watch his unwitting roommate have sex with another man via live-streamed images, according to the Record.
The roommate later killed himself.
Federal government lawyers said Ravi’s actions aren’t sufficient to place him in removal proceedings, the Record reported.
Ravi was sentenced to 30 days in jail.