With his 16-yr. old daughter Elizabeth next to him, Francisco Cortez, 43 of Pasadena, listens to a question from a member of the media during press conference at the offices of Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles in Los Angeles on Wednesday evening, December 7, 2011. The electrician/handyman was returned to the USA today on humanitarian parole after he was deported November 15 to his native Mexico. Cortez had not complied with a deportation order issued in 1998. Cortez is undergoing treatment for kidney failure.
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