Jaime Avalos went again to Mexico in a quest to acquire everlasting United States residency solely to seek out out that transfer prompted him to remain there for 10 years.
Jaime Avalos’ mom introduced him to Mexico when he was 7 so he may get a delivery registration as a result of he was about to be adopted. Many years later, whereas he was on observe to acquire everlasting residency, he went again to Mexico solely to seek out out he could not return to the US.
The Avalos household is spending Thanksgiving in Mexico as a substitute of Houston as a way to be collectively.
The legislation that Avalos broke is easy.
“In case you’re within the nation and also you’re undocumented and you allow, you at the moment are barred from coming again within the nation for 10 years,” Inexperienced stated.
Avalos’ story is a bit totally different. Whereas he was going to a scheduled interview at the US Consulate Normal in Mexico as a part of the method to acquire his everlasting residency, he was advised he would not be capable to return to the US for a decade.
His household continues to be attempting to get used to him being gone.
“Simply having to get used to our new actuality has been actually arduous and actually irritating. In our state of affairs, not solely financially, however emotionally,” his spouse, Yarianna Avalos, stated.
Yarianna, Inexperienced and the household’s lawyer lately went to Mexico to go to Jaime.
“This isn’t dwelling to him. House is Houston, Texas,” Yarianna stated.
Jaime and Yarianna even have a baby collectively.
“I do really feel unhappy that I can’t see my household. Sadly, I received’t see my child be taught new issues. I’ll miss out on a number of issues. I’m grateful that they’re right here proper now,” Jaime stated.
Inexperienced launched a personal invoice asking for everlasting residency for Avalos. He additionally desires to vary the legislation that is on the books.
“This child shouldn’t develop up with out his father,” Inexperienced stated. “He (Jaime) has spent all of his grownup life on this nation. He graduated from Bellaire Excessive College. He has been working on this nation. He has not dedicated any crimes. He’s married to an American-born girl.”
His son was additionally born in the US.
Inexperienced stated he is aware of it is an uphill battle and it may take a number of time to get Jaime again, however the purpose is to get him dwelling to Houston.