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August 6, 2017

He’s been deported twice. This third time, his family is leaving America with him.
By Valeria Fernández

Over the last eight years, Mr. Barron has spent more than 180 days in jail, immigration detention and prison. Part of his time incarcerated was for breaking the law and another part was for following the law. In addition to the DUI, he has illegally re-entered the U.S. twice. He didn’t show up in court when he was supposed to. And in trying to rectify his errors, he faced more prison time and deportation. Cases like his, immigration attorneys say, are not uncommon. “Unfortunately, most of this has been the result of decisions he made without seeking proper legal advice,” said attorney Ayensa Millan, whom the family contacted when Mr. Barron was detained earlier this year. Mr. Barron was deported to Nogales, Sonora, on June 6, three months after Mr. Sessions gave his remarks at the border. He was among more than 18,400 people — close to half of them in Arizona — charged for re-entry from October 2016 through May 2017, according to an analysis of government data by Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse.

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