On MLK Day Jorge Garcia Deported After Living In USA For 30 Years No Criminal Record


Jorge Garcia came to the USA when he was 10 years old, he lived in the USA for 30 years. Garcia was not eligible for DACA because of his age.

“I feel kind of sad,” Garcia told the Free Press Sunday night, his hands interlocked, pressed against his forehead in worry. “I got to leave my family behind, knowing that they’re probably going to have a hard time adjusting. Me not being there for them for who knows how long. It’s just hard.”

Especially painful will be being separated from his children, Soleil and Jorge Garcia Jr., 12. The Garcias said their 12-year-old son has been taking the news hard, not expressing himself, which is concerning his parents.  Detroit Free Press Reports

 “I’m going to be sad because I’m not going to be able to be with them,” Garcia said at the table of a friend’s home in southwest Detroit hosting a farewell party for him. … It’s going to be kind of hard for me to adjust, too. Not being there with them, helping the kids with school stuff. It’s going to be kind of hard. But it’s something, I guess I got to find a way to adjust.”


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