The process of deportation can take years and can be a very stressful time for any family members living with the fear that a loved one will have to leave the country. When a judge decides a deportation case, there are many factors that may affect the outcome. Recently, a deportation case made the news as it took an unexpected and happy turn for a family. Any Maryland families concerned about deportation may want to follow the story.
A man had gotten pulled over for running through a red light in 2011. His driver's license was expired because he was undocumented and could not renew it. This led to his arrest and a deportation hearing some time later.
The community rallied around the family and helped garner support for helping him stay in the country. If deported, he would have to leave his wife and his children and return to Mexico. His children are all United States citizens. The government heard his case and decided to issue a green card so the man could stay here.
While there is no way to guarantee the outcome of any deportation case, there are avenues for staying in the country if someone wishes to. The process and facts as to how to remain in the country can be complex and confusing, especially for someone whose first language is not English. Anyone facing deportation in Maryland or elsewhere should be sure they know all of the facts and current laws that may work in their favor.
Source: nbclatino.com, Undocumented father of three wins deportation battle, Amy Cowman, Sept. 19, 2013