A Flint, Michigan doctor and his wife who skipped a 1997 immigration hearing after getting bad advice from a Southern California attorney, were deported back to the Philippines on Halloween, according to an article on Mlive.com.
The doctor’s mother is a Diamond Bar resident, according to the story:
For 15 years, the Jotas embodied the hopes of immigrants looking to the United States for a better life.
He had a thriving medical practice in Flint, a $350,000 house in the suburbs and four beautiful children born into U.S. citizenship.
But the life disappeared on Halloween.
On a night when the family should have been trick-or-treating, Jose and Celina Jota were deported to the Philippines for skipping a court hearing a decade ago.