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Escobar Jose Escobar, 31, takes a slow step toward the edge of his aunt's house where he has been living since March after he got deported from Houston to El Salvador. Escobar lost his legal status in a paperwork gaffe more than a decade ago when he was still a teen in Houston. His mother thought her child, Jose, would be automatically included in her own renewal application. 

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Escobar Jose Escobar, 31, takes a slow step toward the edge of his aunt's house where he has been living since March after he got deported from Houston to El Salvador. Escobar lost his legal status in a paperwork gaffe more than a decade ago when he was still a teen in Houston. His mother thought her child, Jose, would be automatically included in her own renewal application. 

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Rose Marie Escobar, 31, waits in the rain for the arrival of her son Walter Escobar, 7, from school, April 11, 2017, in Pearland. Her husband Jose Escobar used to be the parent that would pick up Walter, but that was before he was deported to El Salvador. 

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Rose Marie Escobar, 31, waits in the rain for the arrival of her son Walter Escobar, 7, from school, April 11, 2017, in Pearland. Her husband Jose Escobar used to be the parent that would pick up Walter, but that was before he was deported to El Salvador. 

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Seven-year-old Walter Escobar gets tired after speaking to his father Jose Escobar using a tablet, April 11, 2017, in Pearland. Walter's father was deported to El Salvador about six weeks ago after Jose reported for a routine immigration appointment. Now Jose's two children and wife depend on electronics to keep him involved in their lives. 

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Seven-year-old Walter Escobar gets tired after speaking to his father Jose Escobar using a tablet, April 11, 2017, in Pearland. Walter's father was deported to El Salvador about six weeks ago after Jose reported for a routine immigration appointment. Now Jose's two children and wife depend on electronics to keep him involved in their lives. 

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Walter Escobar Rose Marie Escobar holds her phone up so her husband Jose Escobar can see his son Walter Escobar, 7, graduate from first grade from El Salvador, Tuesday, May 30, 2017, in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle ) ×
Walter Escobar Rose Marie Escobar holds her phone up so her husband Jose Escobar can see his son Walter Escobar, 7, graduate from first grade from El Salvador, Tuesday, May 30, 2017, in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle ) ×
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05_POY_Walter Escobar Jose Escobar, who lived in the U.S. for almost two decades, watches from El Salvador as his 7-year-old son opens kindergarten graduation gifts. The 31-year-old came to Houston with his mother as a teen but lost his legal status through a clerical error. The father of two and husband of an American citizen was deported under new Trump administration guidelines. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle ) ×
05_POY_Walter Escobar Jose Escobar, who lived in the U.S. for almost two decades, watches from El Salvador as his 7-year-old son opens kindergarten graduation gifts. The 31-year-old came to Houston with his mother as a teen but lost his legal status through a clerical error. The father of two and husband of an American citizen was deported under new Trump administration guidelines. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle ) ×
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Escobar Jose Escobar, 31, video chats with his wife inside his aunt's home in La Union, El Salvador, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle ) ×
Escobar Jose Escobar, 31, video chats with his wife inside his aunt's home in La Union, El Salvador, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle ) ×
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Escobar reunites Jose Escobar, 33, arrived at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport from El Salvador with a visa in hand accompanied by his family to stay in Houston for good this time. Escobar was accompanied by his wife Rose Escobar, his children Walter and Carmen and Congressman Al Green. ×
Escobar reunites Jose Escobar, 33, arrived at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport from El Salvador with a visa in hand accompanied by his family to stay in Houston for good this time. Escobar was accompanied by his wife Rose Escobar, his children Walter and Carmen and Congressman Al Green. ×
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Escobar Reunite Friends of Jose Escobar and his family arrive with food to welcome Escobar home on Monday, July 1, 2019, in Pearland. ×
Escobar Reunite Friends of Jose Escobar and his family arrive with food to welcome Escobar home on Monday, July 1, 2019, in Pearland. ×
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Escobar Reunite Jose Escobar, 33, goes over to check the bedrooms of his children on Monday, July 1, 2019, in Pearland after being away from home in two years after he was deported to El Salvador early 2017. ×
Escobar Reunite Jose Escobar, 33, goes over to check the bedrooms of his children on Monday, July 1, 2019, in Pearland after being away from home in two years after he was deported to El Salvador early 2017. ×
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Escobar After returning home from work, Jose Escobar kisses his wife Rose Escobar on Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Pearland. ×
Escobar After returning home from work, Jose Escobar kisses his wife Rose Escobar on Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Pearland. ×
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Escobar Jose Escobar, Carmen Escobar, Walter Escobar, and Rose Escobar play one game of Uno before going to bed on Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Pearland. ×
Escobar Jose Escobar, Carmen Escobar, Walter Escobar, and Rose Escobar play one game of Uno before going to bed on Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Pearland. ×
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Jose Escobar Rose Escobar takes care of changing her daughter Carmen Escobar, while Jose Escobar looks for a fresh set of clothing for his daughter on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Pearland. ×
Jose Escobar Rose Escobar takes care of changing her daughter Carmen Escobar, while Jose Escobar looks for a fresh set of clothing for his daughter on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Pearland. ×
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Jose Escobar Surrounded by family and friends, Jose Escobar has dinner on Independence Day during a family party at his home on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Pearland. ×
Jose Escobar Surrounded by family and friends, Jose Escobar has dinner on Independence Day during a family party at his home on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Pearland. ×
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Jose Escobar Jose Escobar and his wife Rose Escobar carry fireworks back to their home on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Pearland to finish their Independence Day family gathering with fireworks. ×
Jose Escobar Jose Escobar and his wife Rose Escobar carry fireworks back to their home on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Pearland to finish their Independence Day family gathering with fireworks. ×
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Jose Escobar Jose Escobar watches his neighbors fireworks with his son Walter Escobar, 9, during an Independence Day party on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Pearland. ×
Jose Escobar Jose Escobar watches his neighbors fireworks with his son Walter Escobar, 9, during an Independence Day party on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in Pearland. ×
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