ICE takes Arleta man granted legal status during Reagan era

- The family of an Arleta man who was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on Sunday is asking for help.

62-year-old Jose Luis Garcia was outside his home on Sunday when his family says he was detained by ICE agents.

His family says he works three jobs as an Uber driver, personal trainer and a machine operator.

His daughter spoke with us Tuesday morning. She says ICE agents told her they were detaining her father on an administrative warrant.

Garcia was granted legal status during the Ronald Reagan administration under the Immigration Reform and Control Act, his family said.

In 2001, he was involved in a domestic violence dispute to which he pleaded no contest.

In the U.S., if you are not a U.S. citizen, you can be deported even for a misdemeanor. 

ICE has not yet returned FOX 11's request for comment.

Watch the interview in the video player at the top of the page to hear more from Garcia's family.

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