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Uncle gets guardianship of 3-year-old girl previously faced with deportation

Posted at 5:31 PM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 19:12:31-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A now 3-year-old girl, who faced deportation in Omaha, gets a stable living situation in the metro.

Recently, the uncle of the young girl was granted guardianship by a Douglas County Court Judge.

Last May the toddler was separated from her father at the border when he was arrested for re-entry of a removed alien in Arizona. She was first taken to New York State for months, and then flown to Omaha to live with her uncle.

Her uncle who we won’t identify for his safety says everything worked out.

“I feel very happy that she doesn’t have to go through deportation and that she’s going to have a bright future here. She’s going to study here. I feel very happy about that,” the uncle explained.

She was just two years old going through deportation proceedings in Omaha, but a judge dismissed the case because HHS failed to file evidence to support the charge.

They’re now working to get her a special VISA for juveniles, and later apply for a Green Card.

The girl’s father has been convicted and deported back to Guatemala.