Father Of A Girl With Cancer May Be Deported To Mexico - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Father Of A Girl With Cancer May Be Deported To Mexico

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KHQ.COM - Nine-year-old Denisse Hernandez lives in Georgia and is currently battling bone cancer.  So far, the illness has caused her to lose her hair and one of her legs.

Her father, Edmain Betanzos, who was deported to Mexico in 2010, returned to the U.S. in June of 2012 to be with his wife and four kids upon hearing that his daughter was sick.

On January 30, Denisse was feeling nauseous. Denisse's mother, Olvia Maria Zuniga, asked her husband to go to the pharmacy to get Denisse some medicine. On the way there, Betanzos was pulled over for having a head light out. He did not have a driver's license and was taken to the Cobb County Jail where authorities learned he was in the country illegally.

Betanzos is the families sole provider but is now in federal custody.

Isaac Cotto, the families attorney, is going to ask the federal government to allow Betanzo to stay in the U.S. until his daughter recovers. 

Denisse is undergoing another surgery Thursday, February 7 and her tenth birthday is on February 10.

"When I heard that he was not going to get out, I started to cry," Denisse said.

Re-entry into the U.S. after being deported is a serious crime.

What do you think? Should her father be allowed to stay or should he be deported again?

 

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