PORTLAND, Ore. — A former Milwaukie high school student body president who was deported to Mexico was welcomed home Christmas Eve by his family after arriving from a detention facility in Arizona.
The Oregonian reports that Hector Lopez, 20, was embraced by his mother, Sara Flores, and 15-year-old brother, Luis Lopez, as he stepped off a plane at Portland International Airport.
His brother gave him an American flag, and his mother told the newspaper that the turkey she bought for Thanksgiving will be roasted for Christmas dinner. . . .
View Oregonian story by Anne Saker
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Petition to thank ICE for the pre-Christmas release of Hector Lopez