Judge Kimba Wood reinstated a 1995 waiver that allows the English rapper to remain in the United States despite his having been convicted of attempted murder in 1991. Walters spent more than three years in jail for that felony conviction and according to U.S. immigration law was deportable because of it.
Walters was arrested last summer when he attempted to re-enter the U.S. following a Caribbean cruise. He was to be deported last December but Judge Wood put a stop to it.
Walters will reportedly return to the Bronx in New York City to live with his wife and children.