MIT custodian detained by ICE to be released from jail

Francisco Rodriguez returned to his cell at the Suffolk County House of Correction in early September. –Stephan Savoia/Associated Press

It looks like Francisco Rodriguez will be home for Christmas.

Rodriguez, an MIT custodian and father of four-US born children, has fought his detention and deportation to his native El Salvador for months. Now, his attorney said he will be released from jail in coming days.

“He’s thrilled,’’ John T. Bennett by telephone Wednesday night. “And his family is obviously thrilled. This was as you can imagine was welcome news for a lot of people.’’