A Camp Pendleton Marine veteran met on Thursday with lawmakers in Washington, D.C., to call on the Obama administration to bring his father back from Mexico.
Jorge Alvarez said his father, Jose Alvarez, was deported to Mexico in February after his car was pulled over in Long Beach for having a broken headlight.
He was a legal resident in the 1980s, but a drug conviction in the '90s changed that. After serving time in prison he lived in the country as an undocumented immigrant. When officials discovered this, Alvarez was immediately deported.
Now Jorge Alvarez is hoping President Obama will grant his father humanitarian parole. And they’re worried about the incoming administration.
“It’s very urgent because Donald Trump has run on the fact that he wants to deport many immigrants,” Jorge Alvarez said.