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Sat Jan 11, 2020, 07:08 PM

Every day I was praying: Detroit dad deported after 30 years returns home to US

‘Every day I was praying’: Detroit dad deported after 30 years returns home to US

Niraj Warikoo | Detroit Free Press Updated 21 hours ago

DETROIT – After almost two years in Mexico, Jorge Garcia – whose deportation in January 2018 became a national story after a Free Press report – is back home in Michigan.

Garcia, 41, arrived at Detroit Metro Airport last month on Christmas Day, hugged by his two children and wife shedding tears of joy, his family members said.

"I'm really happy" to be back, Garcia, of Lincoln Park in suburban Detroit, said Friday. "The last year was very stressful, it got to the point where my blood pressure was very high, I was getting anxiety attacks. ... I see it like a nightmare ... something like a bad dream."

Garcia was granted two waivers by U.S. immigration officials with the Department of Homeland Security, said his attorney Mayra Lorenzana-Miles. He is now a lawful permanent resident of the U.S., getting his official card this week, and is on a path to U.S. citizenship in a few years, she said.

"Welcome Home Jorge," read a large banner inside a room at the Lincoln Park public library on Friday afternoon, where supporters gathered to celebrate his homecoming.

The Free Press reported on Garcia's deportation on Jan. 15, 2018, capturing his emotional farewell at Detroit Metro Airport as tearful family members hugged him one last time before he was escorted through security by a federal immigration agent. After 30 years living in the U.S. with no criminal record, he was kicked out of the country.

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/01/10/deported-2018-jorge-garcia-back-home-after-two-years-mexico/4438538002/

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Sat Jan 11, 2020, 07:12 PM

1. His last two years could've been avoided had he entered the US legally.............

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Sat Jan 11, 2020, 07:24 PM

2. Jorge does in fact have a criminal record, how very disingenuous to state otherwise.

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