Jorge Garcia was brought to the United States from Mexico illegally when he was 10. “We’re trying to be strong, pull ourselves together and tell our story,” his wife said.
The administration decided that Salvadorans no longer qualified for temporary protection for deportation that had been granted after two devastating earthquakes in 2001.
With the new slate of pardons, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo nearly tripled the number he had issued explicitly to stave off deportations.
When federal immigration agents took Juan Carlos Hernandez Pacheco away from his Illinois home, a reporter first turned to neighbors and town officials.
As ICE arrests have gone up, deportations have gone down. Why? It’s partly because of the complex realities of tough policy in practice.
Marco A. Chavez, a green card holder and Marine Corps veteran, was deported in 2002 after a conviction, but a pardon this year allowed him to return.