Long criminal rap sheet? He had no criminal history. Never even had a traffic ticket.
Paid his taxes every year. He has a wife, daughter 15, son 14. Jorge Garcia came to the U.S. when his parents brought him here at age 9. Now, 30 years later, he's being deported and will return to Mexico where he's never lived a day in his life. He has no possibility to enter the U.S. to see his wife and children until 2028.
***Watch the video below***
His arms wrapped around his wife and two teenage children, Jorge Garcia's eyes welled up Monday as he looked into their eyes one last time near the entrance to the airport security gate.
His wife, Cindy Garcia, cried out while his daughter, Soleil, 15, sobbed into Garcia's shoulder as they hugged, with two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents keeping a close eye on them.
After 30 years of living in the United States, Jorge Garcia, a 39-year-old landscaper from Lincoln Park, Mich., was deported on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to Mexico, a move his supporters say is another example of immigrants being unfairly targeted under the Trump administration.
An undocumented family member brought Jorge Garcia to the U.S. when he was 10 years old. Today he has a wife and two children, all of whom are U.S. citizens. His supporters say he has no criminal record — not even a traffic ticket — and pays taxes every year
Jorge Garcia had been facing an order of removal from immigration courts since 2009, but under the previous administration, he had been given stays of removal. Because of the Trump administration's crackdown on immigration, in November Jorge Garcia was ordered to return to Mexico.
Here is the video. It's pretty rough.
After years living in the U.S. for 30 years, a 39-year-old immigrant in metro Detroit was deported this morning to Mexico. Escorted by ICE agents, he said bye to wife and 2 kids before boarding. He was brought to US from Mexico when he was 10-yrs-old, too old to qualify for DACA: pic.twitter.com/KFPeweaMbG— Niraj Warikoo (@nwarikoo) January 15, 2018