ICE Deports Husband of Fallen Soldier, Then Reverses Decision

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Jose Gonzalez Carranza and his daughter, Evelyn Gonzalez Vieyra (Courtesy of Ezequiel Hernandez).

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency reversed a decision to deport the husband of an American soldier who died in Afghanistan in 2010.

ICE arrested and deported Jose Gonzalez Carranza to Mexico on April 11 — leaving behind his 12-year-old daughter, who is a US citizen, The Arizona Republic first reported. On Monday, he returned to the US after ICE reversed its deportation decision, Ezequiel Hernandez, Gonzalez Carranza’s attorney, told the publication.

In a statement to The North Star, ICE confirmed that Gonzalez Carranza was deported and allowed to reenter the US on Monday, April 15 pending adjudication of his immigration proceedings. “An immigration judge with [the Executive Office for Immigration Review] will determine if proceedings should be reopened, and whether Gonzalez Carranza has legal basis to remain in the United States,” a spokesperson for…

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