Ulises Guerrero and Isaac
Photo courtesy of La Opinión
Immigration judge gave Guerrero six months to find an alternative to stay in the U.S.
By H. Nelson Goodson
September 28, 2013
Los Angeles, California - Ulises Guerrero, 33, originally from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico was facing deportation on September 26, but won a stay for six months, La Opinión reported. U.S. Immigration Judge Robert E. Coughlon told Guerrero's attorney to look for an alternative for his client to remain in the country. Guerrero's next step would be to marry his live-in girlfriend who is the mother of Guerrero's two children, according to La Opinión.
Guerrero had prepared a suitcase, just in case the judge would have ordered him removed from the U.S.
Guerrero came to the U.S. as a tourist in 2002 and immediately began to work. In 2008, Guerrero while working at Micro Solutions Enterprises in Van Nuys was taken into custody by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after they raided the company and arrested 138 undocumented workers including Guerrero who didn't have authorization to work and over stayed his tourist visa.
Guerrero has been living with Sandra Zamorano and had two of his children that were born in the U.S., with the youngest, Isaac being just a month old.
At least 1,400 undocumented immigrants are deported daily leaving more than 400,000 families without a mother or father as the main income wage earners annually.
A recent study by the University of California-Merced reported that by 2014 nearly 2 million undocumented immigrants will be deported. The Obama administration will deport more people compared to prior administrations dating from 1892 to 1997, according to the study.