‘It’s Been A Living Nightmare’–Wife of Deported Michigan Father Speaks Out

Cindy Garcia talks about her family’s ordeal and reacts to Gov. Snyder’s State of the State speech.

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The Trump Administration’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants has hit close to home recently.

Jorge Garcia — a 39-year-old Lincoln Park father of two — was deported to Mexico last week. That’s despite having lived in the U.S. for 30 years without committing a crime.

Garcia’s wife Cindy was in the room for Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address this week. She was there as a guest of state Rep. Cara Clemente (D-Lincoln Park).

WDET’s Jake Neher caught up with Cindy Garcia after the speech and asked her how her family is coping.

“It’s been hard. It’s been a living nightmare,” says Garcia. “But I’m living day by day by the grace of God.”

Click on the audio player above to hear the full conversation.


  • Jake Neher
    Jake Neher is senior producer for Detroit Today and host of MichMash for 101.9 WDET. He previously reported on the Michigan Legislature for the Michigan Public Radio Network.