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DACA recipient stuck in Mexico for 10 years after breaking law

Jaime Avalos went again to Mexico in a quest to acquire everlasting United States residency solely to seek out out that transfer induced him to remain there for 10 years.

HOUSTON — Rep. Al Green is talking up for a DACA recipient with an American spouse and baby who has been barred from coming into the United States for 10 years.

Jaime Avalos’ mom introduced him to Mexico when he was 7 so he might get a beginning registration as a result of he was about to be adopted. Decades later, whereas he was on monitor to acquire everlasting residency, he went again to Mexico solely to seek out out he could not return to the US.

The Avalos household is spending Thanksgiving in Mexico as an alternative of Houston in order to be collectively.

The law that Avalos broke is easy.

“If you’re in the country and you’re undocumented and you leave, you are now barred from coming back in the country for 10 years,” Green stated.

Avalos’ story is somewhat completely different. While he was going to a scheduled interview on the United States Consulate General in Mexico as a part of the method to acquire his everlasting residency, he was instructed he would not be capable to return to the US for a decade.

His household remains to be attempting to get used to him being gone.

“Just having to get used to our new reality has been really hard and really stressful. In our situation, not only financially, but emotionally,” his spouse, Yarianna Avalos, stated.

Yarianna, Green and the household’s lawyer just lately went to Mexico to go to Jaime.

“This isn’t home to him. Home is Houston, Texas,” Yarianna stated.

Jaime and Yarianna even have a baby collectively.

“I do feel sad that I can’t see my family. Unfortunately, I won’t see my kid learn new things. I’ll miss out on a lot of things. I’m grateful that they’re here right now,” Jaime stated.

Green launched a personal invoice asking for everlasting residency for Avalos. He additionally desires to vary the law that is on the books.

“This baby should not grow up without his father,” Green stated. “He (Jaime) has spent all of his grownup life in this nation. He graduated from Bellaire High School. He has been working in this nation. He has not dedicated any crimes. He is married to an American-born lady.”

His son was additionally born in the United States.

Green stated he is aware of it is an uphill battle and it might take a number of time to get Jaime again, however the aim is to get him house to Houston.

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