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33-year-old man gets deported

This article is one in a series discussing immigration issues through artwork and words, through the eyes of a student.
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The series & assignment

This article is one in a series created by students in Mr. Alex Escamilla's journalism class at Southwest Community Campus. Students were asked to complete artwork and write an article regarding immigration issues in Grand Rapids, and America as a whole. Students worked with artist Reyna Garcia and Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities to complete artwork that best showed their views on immigration.


For more information on the project and those involved, click here.


All artwork will be displayed in an upcoming art show, open to the public.


Users may vote, comment, share, or tweet these articles up until the art show.  The student whose article and artwork receives the most votes, comments, shares, and tweets will receive a special Rapidian award.

By: Abigail R.

On February 22, 2012, a man named Manuel Lozano was locked in jail for beating his wife in their car in front of their two children. This happened in Grand Rapids, MI. His wife called the police around 9:30 p.m.. They quickly arrived and the police had a quick talk with both of them. They asked their daughters questions and took a couple photos of this wife. Then they took him in.

He was locked in jail and stayed there from February 22, 2012 through April 3, 2012. On April 3, 2012 he had court and the judge decided to have him deported. Immigration took him to Battle Creek and he was deported after a week.

Manuel's wife regrets calling the police because now she struggles with raising her daughters on her local income.

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