A leading House Democrat on immigration issues is hammering the Obama administration this week over its efforts to deport an undocumented family man in South Carolina.

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) says the administration’s expulsion proceedings against Gabino Sanchez — a married father of two who’s been living and working in the U.S. for 13 years — defy the president’s stated policy of targeting illegal immigrants who have felonious pasts or otherwise pose a community threat.
Sanchez has been convicted of nine misdemeanors for driving either unlicensed or without a registered vehicle.

Gutierrez says those violations don’t justify the push by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials to separate Sanchez from his wife and kids, both of whom are U.S. citizens.