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

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Cindy Garcia (left) was a guest of state Rep. Cara Clemente (right) at Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State Address this week.

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.

Image credit: Jake Neher/WDET

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Jake Neher

Detroit Today - Producer & Special Projects Reporter

Jake Neher is a producer & reporter for Detroit Today

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