Gonzalez Carranza is back in the United States, apparently because Immigration and Custom Enforcement knows a bad look when it sees it.
Carranza’s lawyer sent out a news release after he was stopped by ICE, detained, then deported to Mexico last week. It was enough to get ICE to allow him back in, according to the Arizona Republic newspaper.
Carranza’s wife was killed in Afghanistan when her military police detail was attacked in Kunar province in 2010.
“I feel bad because President (Donald) Trump says he wants to help” people who fight for the country, “but then why does he want to kick people out when his wife sacrificed,” Gonzalez Carranza said.
A judge had signed a deportation order after he failed to show up for a hearing in December. Carranza said he didn’t know anything about it because ICE had sent a notice of the hearing to the wrong address.
After three days in custody, ICE drove him to Nogales, Mexico and dropped him off, the day his lawyer filed a motion to reopen the case, a move that should have allowed for an automatic stay.
He was allowed to cross the border back into the United States late Monday afternoon.