The spouse of an American soldier killed in Afghanistan in 2010 was taken to the US after being deported last week by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Jose Gonzalez Carranza came illegally from the USA to the US in 2004 and married Army Pfc in 2007. Barbara Vieyra, who was killed at the age of 22 in Afghanistan when her unit was attacked by insurgents.
Gonzalez was arrested last Monday and deported Wednesday, his lawyer Ezequiel Hernandez told the Republic of Arizona. His departure forced the couple's twelve-year-old daughter Evelyn Gonzalez Vieyra to live without parents in Phoenix, Arizona. Instead, she lived with her grandparents.
"I feel so bad," Gonzalez said. "I'm thinking about it, maybe I'll never see [Evelyn] again."
According to reports from the Arizona Republic on Monday night, customs and border guards allowed Gonzalez to return to the US and he was brought to the CBP offices in Tucson, Hernandez said.
According to Hernandez, an ICE officer contacted him and said the agency was planning to allow Gonzalez to return to the US. The office of Senator Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz. said it had been involved.
"Our office is in contact with Mr. Carranza's lawyer and we will support the Carranza family in this process," said Hannah Hurley, a spokeswoman for Sinema, in an email to the Republic of Arizona. [1
A judge ordered Gonzalez in December 2018 after not attending a court hearing. Hernandez said his client's absence was due to the notification to the wrong address Allegations Gonzalez first became aware that a judge ordered him to be deported after he was arrested by the ICE last week.
Although Hernandez said that he had filed a request for retrial of the pro-deportation case After an automatic deportation, Gonzalez was still sent to Nogales in Mexico. Hernandez said he was taken aback by the deportation of Gonzalez because he had no criminal record.
"This man's wife died in Afghanistan," he said.
Gonzalez lived with other deported migrants deported to Nogales.