PORTLAND — The Pakistani man detained in Maine during an investigation of a botched car bombing in New York City’s Times Square no longer faces deportation.

Attorney Cynthia Arn said today that Immigration and Customs Enforcement has dropped its deportation request for her client, Mohammad Shafiq Rahman. That means Rahman can pursue permanent residence status so he can remain with his wife, Sara Rahman, in South Portland.

Rahman was one of three Pakistani men detained on May 13 in New England during the Times Square investigation. He was held for 15 weeks on a visa violation before being released in August.

Arn says federal officials dropped their deportation request last month.