Jorge Garcia has been living in the U.S. for nearly 30 years after being brought into the U.S. by an undocumented immigrant when he was just 10 years old. On Monday, January 15, 2018, he was deported back to Mexico.
You may have been following the story concerning Jorge Garcia, 39 as it has been going on for years or you may have caught a few minutes of the video footage that was captured when Garcia had to say goodbye to his wife, son, and daughter. If you aren’t familiar with who Jose Garcia is, take a few minutes to read on and learn just how serious immigration reform has become and how it could affect anyone who is living here in the U.S. who not a citizen.
Jorge Garcia was brought into the U.S. when he was just a child. He has lived here nearly 30 years of his life and since 2009, he has been battling an order of removal. But, under the previous administration, he had been granted permission to stay and live in the U.S. with his family. But, because of President Donald Trump’s efforts on cracking down on immigration law, Garcia has been forced out by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Garcia had previously asked that he be considered to live in the U.S. under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) and the response he received was that he was too old to qualify. He also asked ICE if he could at least remain in the U.S. until the new DACA legislation is passed, and again, he was denied his request. Garcia has never had any run-ins with the law nor has he ever been issued a traffic citation. Sadly, ICE then informed him that he must be out of the country by January 15, 2018, which happened to be Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A day where we are supposed to express our gratitude for Mr. Kings efforts in bringing together people of all kinds, not tearing families apart.
Why Doesn’t Jorge Garcia Permitted to Live in the U.S. with His Wife Who is a U.S. Citizen?
Although Garcia’s wife is a U.S. citizen and both of his children are, it doesn’t exactly qualify him to live here. While there is a certain process his wife can take to help her husband obtain citizenship and come back, USA Today highlighted that he could be barred from entering the U.S. for at least 10 years.
The unfortunate reality of this situation is that Garcia isn’t the only individual facing such a hard time. With President Trump’s Administration continuously looking for ways to crack down on immigrants, regardless of whether they committed a crime or not, many are being forced out of their homes, away from family, and into an unknown territory. So, if you are currently living in Atlanta, Georgia and are dealing with an immigration matter, it is vital that you contact the Atlanta immigration and green card lawyers at Kuck Baxter Immigration today.
With immigration laws becoming stricter, you are going to need someone on your side who is familiar with all the new changes and can help you obtain the outcome you are seeking.