Days after he showed up for his annual check-in with immigration officials, Eber Garcia Vasquez was deported to Guatemala.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An immigrant facing deportation to Guatemala has the support of Connecticut's two U.S. senators, who are trying to prevent him from being sent back to a country he left 25 years ago amid threats to his family.
Eber Garcia Vasquez, 54, was taken into federal custody and transported to Bergen County jail in New Jersey.
Eber Garcia Vasquez's family, a Guatemalan immigrant slated for deportation, joined with his union and local pols to demand he be set free.
Appeals to federal authorities to halt the deportation of Teamsters and Guatemalan immigrant Eber Garcia Vasquez were denied Tuesday.