Jorge Garcia has called the United States home since he was ten years old. But, since he came over to the U.S. at ten and not nine, he isn’t protected under the Dreamers act and now has to be deported to his birthplace of Mexico. Jorge is being detached from his wife and two kids, a truly heartbreaking situation:
After 30 years of living in the U.S, Garcia, a 39-year-old Lincoln Park landscaper, was deported on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday from metro Detroit to Mexico, a move supporters say was another example of immigrants being unfairly targeted under the Trump administration.
He’s been trying for years to find a path to live legally in the U.S., with he and his wife spending $125,000 in legal costs and fees since 2005, says his wife. (Detroit Free Press)