ICE reverses its decision to deport the widower of US soldier, 22, killed in Afghanistan

Mail Online | 4/15/2019 | Lauren Fruen For Dailymail.com
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The widower of a US soldier killed in Afghanistan is back in America after immigration officials reversed their decision to deport him when it left their 12-year-old daughter in Arizona without either parent, according to reports.

Jose Gonzalez Carranza, 30, was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers last Monday and taken to Mexico April 10.

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His late wife Barbara Vieyra was 22-years-old when she was killed in September 2010 serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. The couple had a daughter Evelyn Gonzalez Vieyra, a U.S. citizen.

Gonzalez was on his way to his welding job when he was picked up and deported to Nogales, Mexico, forcing Evelyn to live with her grandparents in Mesa, azcentral.com reports.

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Speaking before the decision was reversed he told the paper he was being kept in a shelter for deported migrants in the city, saying: 'I feel so bad. I'm thinking about, I might never see her (Evelyn) again.'

His attorney Ezequiel Hernandez added: 'There are plenty of people you can go after but not a guy whose wife died in Afghanistan.'

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