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GOP rep on deported Detroit man: ‘There are a bunch of sad stories’

Rep. Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarHouse rejects effort to condemn lawmaker for demanding 'Dreamer' arrests Hispanic Dems seek vote to condemn GOP lawmaker for demanding arrests of 'Dreamers' High-ranking Trump official attends hunting convention MORE (R-Ariz.) said the recent deportation of Jorge Garcia, who had a been in the U.S. for 30 years, was a part of "a bunch of sad stories" regarding immigration on Wednesday.

"Jorge knew about the situation looming over this aspect, and where's the personal accountability?" Gosar asked CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day."

"He was 10," Cuomo interjected.

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"There are a bunch of sad stories," Gosar continued.

"We want to make sure we go back to the rule of law. His parents, you know, were the lawbreakers," the congressman said.

Gosar is a part of the highly conservative House Freedom Caucus, which has been divided on a spending strategy in an effort to avoid a government shutdown.

Some members of the conservative group want promises from leadership to put a conservative immigration bill authored by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) on the House floor.

Goodlatte's legislation would call for stricter enforcement measures and would address thousands of young immigrants whose fate has been in limbo for months after President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE announced last year he would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Garcia was told in November he was too old to qualify for DACA and was told he needed to return to Mexico by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

He was deported to Mexico on Monday.

He was brought to the U.S. at the age of 10 by a family member who was also here illegally, according to the Detroit Free Press, and had been working since 2005 to obtain lawful residence.