Detroit dad, 39, deported to Mexico after 30 years in US

Detroit dad, 39, deported to Mexico after 30 years in US

- 39-year-old husband and father of two Jorge Garcia was deported from his home in Detroit, MI.

She says her husband's deportation didn't feel real until they were at the airport saying goodbye.

On Jan. 15 - the day on which the USA celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. "Day?" Erik Shelley, a leader with Michigan United, an immigrants rights advocacy group told the DFP. "It's another example of the tone-deafness of this administration".

The family exhausted every avenue in an attempt to extend his time but Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials said that, because there was no Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) law without an age limit in place, Jorge Garcia was given until Monday to leave the country, CNN reported. However, his request was denied.

"We're going to pray and get him back fast, faster than this paperwork that gave him a 10 year bar", she said.

The immigration system has been unfair... to USA citizens and to those who think they can come here illegally and suffer no consequences. The landscaper now has two children and a wife, all of whom are USA citizens.

From all appearances, Garcia is the kind of immigrant most people would welcome into the United States; hardworking, law abiding, and a family man.

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Cindy Garcia says her husband has been in contact with immigration agents for the past 13 years and has been trying to find a path to citizenship. "All they know is that their dad is gone, and they don't know when they're going to see him again". Depending on a final ruling from a judge, Garcia may not be allowed back in the country even to visit, for up to 10 years.

Garcia is barred from entering the USA for at least 10 years. Previously, Garcia would be allowed to remain in the states after so many years but with the recent crackdown on immigrants under the Trump administration, he has been ordered to vacate.

Immigrant advocates say deporting people like Garcia is ripping up families and communities in Detroit and other areas such as Lincoln Park, which are struggling with population losses.

All of that did not matter, as ICE agents told the Garcias in November that their father/husband will be deported on January 15.

Unfortunately for Garcia, being married to someone with USA citizenship doesn't automatically grant you citizenship as well. ICE agents escorted him onto a plane bound for Mexico.

The family was too depressed to have a Christmas tree.

"It's like a nightmare", she said. " ... You have no choice but to face it head-on, and accept what is being thrown at you".

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