Deported crystal meth dealer complains America divided his family
Alvarez was deported from Long Beach to Tijuana after being pulled over in February by the Cal State Long Beach Police Department for a broken headlight. The officer discovered Alvarez had an immigration detainer request placed on him in relation to a nonviolent drug charge 21 years ago.His wife, Infa, is a naturalized citizen. Alvarez has six U.S.-born children[.] ...Infa said her husband is the breadwinner of the family."He's not a criminal," she said.Alvarez said he was in fact deported, twice: The first time was from San Francisco after he was detained by police shortly after his arrival to the U.S. in the 1970s, and again in 1999 after serving his time in prison."I had to come back," he said. "My kids were young."
Last month Alvarez's wife, sons, daughters and grandchildren went to visit him in Mexico.Alvarez, meanwhile, isn't sure what he'll do. He's frightened for his safety; violence from drug cartels prevented him from returning to his native Michoacan."You can't live there," he said of his hometown."It's ironic. I thought serving the country would be good for me. I did so much and now they're separating my family," [his son] Jorge Alvarez said.
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