Man arrested in bomb probe fights to stay in US

The Associated Press
Posted June 01, 2010, at 3:47 p.m.

BOSTON, Mass. — A lawyer for a Pakistani man arrested on an immigration violation during the probe into the failed Times Square bombing says deporting him would pose an “extreme and unusual” hardship for his American wife.

Pir Khan, of Watertown, was one of three men arrested May 13 as authorities followed the money trail in their investigation of Faisal Shahzad, who’s accused of trying to set off a car bomb in New York City on May 1.

Authorities have said the men may have given money to Shahzad through a network used by immigrants without knowing how the money would be used.

On Tuesday, an immigration judge found Khan eligible for deportation because he entered the country illegally in 1991.

Khan’s lawyer said he’ll argue that the woman he married in 2008 would face an unspecified hardship if Khan was deported.

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