Amuse Bouche Guy to be Deported After All

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San Francisco street vendor Murat Celebi-Ariner, a French national also known as the Amuse Bouche Guy, won’t get to stay in the country, but will be deported as soon as a flight becomes available. Murat’s lawyer told SFoodie that Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE), which took Murat into custody last week, had denied a request to defer the deportation. Murat has overstayed his visa, and while he is married to an American citizen, they didn’t file papers for a green card for him in time to keep him in the country. Still, Murat’s wife Pelin Celevi-Ariner told SFoodie that they would file for one tomorrow anyway. “We’re hoping it will invite them to reconsider their decision,” she told SFoodie.

ICE Denies Amuse Bouche Vendor’s Deferral Request – He’ll Be Deported in the Next Week or Two [SFoodie]

Amuse Bouche Guy to be Deported? [Grub Street SF]
Amuse Bouche Guy was Applying for Green Card [Grub Street SF]