The long fight to keep the Garcia family together ended early Monday at Detroit Metro Airport. Jorge kissed his wife and children goodbye before boarding a plane to Mexico.
Although he was brought to Michigan when he was just 10, Jorge was two years too old to take advantage of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that protects many other undocumented immigrants in his position. Rather than wait to see what reforms are made, Immigration officials came into work on a national holiday to take Jorge away from his family.
Cindy, his wife, has sworn to keep fighting to reunite the family as soon as possible.