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Mon Jan 15, 2018, 03:07 PM

After 30 years in U.S., metro Detroit immigrant deported to Mexico

Source: The Detroit Free Press

After 30 years of living in the U.S, a 39-year-old Lincoln Park man was deported this morning from Detroit Metro Airport to Mexico as family and friends wiped away tears.

Jorge Garcia was brought to the U.S. by undocumented family members when he was 10 years old. Today the landscaper has a wife and two children,, all of whom are U.S. citizens.

In the past, Garcia, a child of undocumented immigrants, would have been allowed to stay in the U.S. But because of the Trump administration's crackdown on immigration, in November Garcia was ordered to return to Mexico. His supporters say he has no criminal record and paid taxes.

Nevertheless, Garcia had to be removed, said Immigration and Customs Enforcement. On Monday morning, accompanied by ICE agents at Detroit Metro Airport, Garcia went through security as supporters around him held up signs that read, "Stop Separating Families."

Read more: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/wayne/2018/01/15/jorge-garcia-daca-deported-mexico-immigration/1033296001/

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Reply After 30 years in U.S., metro Detroit immigrant deported to Mexico (Original post)
demmiblue Jan 2018 OP
zentrum Jan 2018 #1
VMA131Marine Jan 2018 #2
Angry Dragon Jan 2018 #3
withoutapaddle Jan 2018 #4
forgotmylogin Jan 2018 #12
Angry Dragon Jan 2018 #5
Kristofer Bry Jan 2018 #6
brush Jan 2018 #8
Ohiogal Jan 2018 #7
demmiblue Jan 2018 #9
BadGimp Jan 2018 #10
RandomAccess Jan 2018 #11
GReedDiamond Jan 2018 #13
Sunlei Jan 2018 #14
maxsolomon Jan 2018 #15
Blue_Tires Jan 2018 #16

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 03:11 PM

1. Like Nazi

..Germany back in the day.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 03:16 PM

2. Remember, the GOP is the family values party...

White family values!

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Response to VMA131Marine (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 03:22 PM

3. +2,000

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 03:22 PM

4. How do you do that to someone????

To families? How in the hell are we going to stop this abuse and human rights violations? Yes, people like these are being violated by a country who was once thought of as a Dream.

The brand: America, The Place Where Dreams Come True!
The reality: America, Come Work Cheap Until We Kick You Out!

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Response to withoutapaddle (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 11:58 PM

12. I'm trying to imagine what it must be like.

At age 40 to be told, "You must go back to your native land you've never lived in." And then they actually put you there. I guess they can just shove you off the bus on a corner in Tijuana with a suitcase.

It's akin to driving a pet miles away and dumping them off to get rid of them because you don't want to feed them anymore.

This guy paid taxes. He was a productive member of society.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 03:23 PM

5. Trump lacks empathy and compassion

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 03:28 PM

6. How long have the Drumpfs been in America?

 

And do we have all of their long-form birth certificates? Just askin'

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Response to Kristofer Bry (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 03:44 PM

8. Right! The first one, his grandfather was a gold rush pimp. He tried to go back to Germany but...

they wouldn't have him.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 03:37 PM

7. This is just sickening.

Sadly, there are stories like this all over America.

In the town of Elyria, Ohio, a Catholic bishop tried to intervene against the deportation of a man who has for nearly 14 years been the primary caregiver to his oldest son, who is 28 years old and wheelchair bound. His son suffers from cerebral palsy and is unable to care for himself.

This story is from last fall and appeared in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2017/09/ice_denies_deportation_stay_fo.html

It's unreal to read many of the comments after the article who say "illegal is illegal, he should go" and "you start making an exception for one, then they will all have sob stories," etc. etc.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 03:50 PM

9. This became a Twitter Moment:

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 04:14 PM

10. This is MASSIVELY FUCT UP!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Mon Jan 15, 2018, 04:29 PM

11. I guess he wasn't a Dreamer??

 

Because those deportations have been (temporarily?) halted by the courts, haven't they?

This is heartbreaking and beyond disgusting. It smacks of Nazi Germany, frankly. The only thing is, we're too "enlightened" to cart them off to the ovens.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 12:15 AM

13. Trump/Republicans are outright fascists...nt

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 09:01 AM

14. Republicans only deport off lists, those who apply every yr, those who are veterans, those who have

tickets,

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 03:50 PM

15. All laws must be followed to the letter

No mitigating circumstances are permitted.

Unless you're a Republican, that is! Good times in Great-Again America...

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 06:50 PM

16. Ironically this is the one Trump initiative that seems to be working with sweeping efficiency...

But hey! Be happy, Michigan... After all, that's what you voted for, right??

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