Indiana wife votes for Trump, husband is then deported after living here 20-years


Indiana residents lament the deportation of Roberto Beristain, a family man and business owner, who came to the U.S. illegally nearly 20 years ago

The story of a Granger business owner who has been deported to Mexico is being featured on CBS’s 60 Minutes Sunday, May 7. For the report, correspondent Anderson Cooper visited Eddie’s Steak Shed to talk to friends and relatives of Roberto Beristain,

Since then, Ansari says Beristain has lost out on legal avenues that could have helped him fix his immigration process.Chicago attorney Adam Ansari along with other attorneys believe Beristain was denied due process when he received his original deportation order back in 2000 in New York

Beristain had no criminal record and had   lived in the U.S. for nearly 20 years. His wife and children are U.S. citizens. Back in 1998, he entered the U.S. illegally, but was issued a temporary work permit, social security number, and driver’s license during the Obama administration. Beristain was the longtime cook and new owner of “Eddie’s Steak Shed,” a restaurant in Granger, Indiana, which employs up to 20 people.

During the Obama administration, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) was told to focus on deporting illegal immigrants with convictions for felonies or serious misdemeanors.  On his fifth day in office, President Trump signed a new executive order that still made deporting criminals a priority, but also made it easier to deport people with no criminal records.  ICE says the number of illegal immigrants with no criminal records who have been arrested has more than doubled since President Trump signed that order.

ICE officials say the “final order of removal” was issued against Beristain at the time he was detained by border agents for not having papers.

According to the South Bend Tribune, back in February, Beristain was picked up by immigration officials  and was held in detention facilities in Indiana, as well as several other states, including New Mexico and Texas before being deported to Mexico in early April.

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