For those who were brought to this country at a young age or even those who came after they were adults, not knowing their immigration status can be an overwhelming or worrisome position to be in. There may always be constant fear of deportation and leaving the life they built for themselves here. For one man, the fight against a possible deportation has garnered community support. Anyone in Maryland who fears deportation may want to follow his story.
The man is currently set to be deported in the first week of October. He was driving home from work when he was pulled over by police. He was asked for his driver's license and could not produce one. The man says he came here at age 14 in 1999 with his parents.
A gathering was held in hopes of stopping the deportation process. There was an estimated two dozen people at the event. If deported, the man will have to leave his family behind. He has a son here who suffers from a lung condition that is described as chronic.
While the man was a minor when he was brought over the United States, his lack of documentation can lead to him being deported back to Mexico where his parents brought him from. The deportation process in Maryland and any other state can be complicated, confusing and time consuming. However, anyone facing deportation may want to ensure they are fully aware of the process and various ways to legally remain in the United States.
Source: wyff4.com, Supporters gather to stop Upstate man's deportation, No author, Sept. 7, 2013