A tough tale by WXYZ Detroit.

Metro Detroit father deported to Mexico after 30 years living in the US

METRO AIRPORT (WXYZ) – A family is torn apart after a man is deported, after living in Michigan for the past 30 years.

Jorge Garcia came to the United States illegally with his parents when he was 10 years old. He’s now 39.  He arrived one year before he could qualify under DACA.  He has a wife and two children who are United States citizens.

Monday morning, the Garcia family had a family friend drive them to the airport, where they had been told Jorge would be deported.

Cindy Garcia said the moment didn’t feel real until the ICE agents stepped up to take him.

“That’s when the tears just started flowing because we knew that was going to be it wasn’t much that we could do,” said Cindy Garcia.

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