Courtesy of Houston immigration lawyer Amy Maldonado:

Texas immigration attorney Norma Sepulveda’s DAPA-eligible client Mr. Henry Alvarado is married to a lawful permanent resident of the United States, and has four U.S. citizen children. Mr. Alvarado had been living in Houston Texas continuously since 2005. Importantly, Mr. Alvarado does not fall under any of the enforcement priorities established in the November 20, 2014 memo. After being pulled over by the police department on his way to Corpus Christi for work (his wife who had lawful status and a driver’s license was driving), U.S. Border Patrol was called and Mr. Alvarado was taken into custody.


Mr. Alvarado’s attorney requested his release on February 20, 2015, and received a response on February 26, 2015 from the ICE San Antonio Field Office, Enforcement and Removal Operations that her client was removed to Honduras the day prior.

Mr. Alvarado was deported on February 25, 2015; ironically, the very same day that President Obama gave assurances at the MSNBC town hall on immigration that persons in Mr. Alvarado’s situation are not at risk, and that ICE employees ignoring directives on enforcement priorities would suffer consequences.