A restaurateur in Granger is facing deportation to Mexico in light of the new aggressive policies regarding immigration set forth by the White House.
Roberto Beristain has been the owner of Eddies Steak Shed since January. He’s being held in a county jail in Kenosha, Wisconsin after being taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in Indianapolis, his family tells the South Bend Tribune.
His attorney says he was doing a routine check-in with ICE when he was detained, and that he has a work permit, a driver’s license, social security information, pays his taxes and was in the process of obtaining an immigrant visa.
The attorney described Beristain as “exactly the type of immigrant we want here.” He and his wife were also Trump supporters during the election and were happy that he won.
Beristain has resided in the US for 19 years.