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Father of two American children to be deported after two traffic tickets

Children of Immigrants

Houston Chronicle

By Lomi Kriel

A 35-year-old Houston father of two young U.S. citizen children who experts say would likely have qualified for immigration relief had President Barack Obama enacted it this summer will be deported to his native El Salvador Saturday, his lawyer and family said.

Francis Gomez had been in Houston for nearly 20 years, working two jobs on a permit granted to immigrants from certain countries embroiled in violent conflict or suffering natural disasters. But two traffic tickets nulled the work authorization, enacting a 1996 deportation order that had been dormant while he had the status…

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