SAN FRANCISCO — The much-publicized saga of Highland Hospital nurse Maria Sanchez and her husband Eusebio, who for the last 15 years had sought to obtain green cards and remain in the U.S. legally, ended with hugs and tears Wednesday night before the undocumented couple boarded a United Airlines flight bound for their native Mexico.
They had booked their flight Tuesday after receiving word that a final attempt to delay their deportation had been denied by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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The couple is now prohibited from returning to the U.S. for a decade, when they can begin the process all over again, according to federal law.
“Today I am going to leave, as I promised to do,’’ Maria Sanchez calmly told reporters and
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