HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Video of Jorge Garcia’s goodbye to his family has become part of the national discussion on immigration. He’s 39 years old and has been in the U.S. since the age of 10, but he was deported to Mexico in January.
Garcia has been facing an order of removal since 2009, but was granted several stays during the administration of President Barack Obama. He is now too old to qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known commonly as DACA.
Garcia claims no criminal record and says he has paid his taxes. His story is a huge topic of debate throughout the U.S.
Houston-based rapper Chamillionaire is stepping up to help the Garcia family. He became aware of the reports on Garcia's family and decided to do something about it.
Chamillionaire reached out to one of the journalists who was covering the story to see if he could help the Garcia family. This has been something that he has being doing to help people in need. But he tells FOX 26 News that he didn’t intend on his efforts becoming so public. He sent a statement that said in part, “I assumed the email I sent about assisting Jorge’s family would be a private conversation, and I was hoping that I would be connected to his family, but unfortunately neither happened...it looks like the story of this family's unfortunate situation is gaining some traction, so at the least, I’m happy to see their story getting the attention that it deserves."