He went to ICE to tell agents he had gotten into college. Now he and his brother have been deported!

Because “WOOSH” is what a well-oiled deportation experience should sound like!

Two brothers from Gaithersburg were deported to their native El Salvador on Wednesday in what their attorney says was the fastest deportation process he has ever seen.

Lizandro Claros Saravia, 19, is a standout soccer player who had secured a scholarship to play college soccer in North Carolina. His brother, Diego, 22, took extra classes to graduate from Quince Orchard High School on time and “has a heart of gold,” a former teacher said.

They entered the country illegally in 2009, however, and although they initially won reprieves from deportation, their efforts to renew those stays were repeatedly denied.

On Friday, the brothers were detained by ICE agents in Baltimore after a regular check-in. Lizandro Claros Saravia told the agents that he was planning to attend college on a scholarship, said Nick Katz, senior manager of legal services at CASA de Maryland, who is representing the pair.

“The ICE agents told me they were deporting the kids because Lizandro got into college, and that showed they intended to stay in the U.S.,” Katz said.

Bourke said that is not how ICE conducts enforcement actions.

“They were issued a final order of removal by an immigration judge in 2012. That’s why they were removed,” Bourke said. The brothers were granted a stay of removal in 2013, but subsequent applications for stays were denied.

  • Dana Garcia

    Good. Two college slots are now available for American citizen students.

    • Uncommunist

      With lower marks than white het males

      • Rick

        Hopefully that goes away, they are looking at it now.

  • Watchman

    If their attorney says that they were ordered to leave the US in 2012, I don’t think that this is the fastest deportation ever if it took five years.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      They are still thinking in Obama-time and perhaps using a bit of hyperbole.
      Still, it’s pretty cool, to get yanked out of an ICE reporting meeting and slapped on a plane to some dirthole!

    • tom_billesley

      But they “won” reprieves ….
      As if a reprieve is some sort of prize award.

  • pettifog

    Imagine that, the government enforcing its laws. The horror!

  • vwVwwVwv

    Scholarship in soccer? US Americans play Soccer?!
    What in the Word Illegal did Mr. Katz misunderstood?

  • BillyHW

    It’s nice to see that not every news story is bad.

  • Nermal

    Two illegal immigrants deported. What a crazy world we live in that this is news.

  • Bernie

    If they would have been Muslim, they would never have been deported.

  • Rick

    We have people unemployed, therefore we need no immigrants.
    Cutting your own lawn is really not that hard people.

  • Manual Paleologos

    Well, if you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime.

    But I’m convinced that Deep State actors at Homeland Insecurity are cherry picking the most sympathetic cases to deport, while protecting their drug dealers, rapists, and terrorists.

  • Editor

    What part of “illegal” is so hard to understand?

    • tom_billesley

      It’s shocking that the WaPo didn’t use “allegedly illegal”

      • Editor

        Or “undocumented immigrant” . That obfuscates the situation even better.

  • tom_billesley

    They’ll sue for compensation for the mental trauma caused by the government actually doing what the government said they would do, after ignoring them for so long apart from regular check-ins.