Father deported to Mexico after living in United States for 30 years

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While she does want the USA borders to be protected, Garcia said that each individual immigrant's case needs to be analyzed separately.

A husband and father of two lived in the United States for 30 years.

Jorge Garcia is now in Mexico City.

Garcia cried as he held each heartbroken family member at Detroit Metropolitan airport, as onlookers stood nearby with signs reading "stop separating families".

According to a report in Detroit Free Press, Garcia had requested the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials to allow him time till a new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) legislation was passed by the government before deporting him.

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Jorge Garcias deportation turned him into the latest public face of what many of President Trumps critics have called a cruel and excessive crackdown on undocumented immigrants by the administration.

Nevertheless, Garcia had to be removed, said Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

"I feel kind of sad", he told the Free Press on Sunday night, welling up with tears. "I got to leave my family behind, knowing that they're probably going to have a hard time adjusting".

"We've never done anything without the permission from Immigrations".

“Its just a nightmare, ” his wife, Cindy Garcia, told the Detroit News, after watching her husband walk through the airport scanners.

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However, the last time the Garcias checked in with immigration agents in November, they were told Jorge would have to leave January 15. Me not being there for them for who knows how long.

Cindy Garcia tells her kids to be strong and that they are not the only family out there facing this situation.

They say Garcia's wife, Cindy, was told he wouldn't be able to return to Detroit for 10 years, but they are working to bring him back to Detroit faster. "All they know is their dad is gone and they don't know when they're going to see him again", Cindy Garcia said.

The administration began its crackdown on undocumented immigrants soon after Trump took office. Diego Bonesatti, legal services director for Michigan United, and others have been fighting for Jorge Garcia for years and now will try to get him back.

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