Serafin Alegria-Zamora's attorney called it a "final act of terror" when an ex-girlfriend reported the Mexican national to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
That led to the Kansas man's deportation on Friday, according to his attorney, Rekha Sharma-Crawford. His deportation was executed over Sharma-Crawford's complaint stating her client should have been granted a special visa for crime victims.
Alegria-Zamora's application for the visa, known as a "U" visa, had been pending for about four months when he was deported.
Alegria-Zamora, 37, had recently started a family with another woman. His 5-month-old son and common-law wife remain in the U.S.
He was the alleged victim of stalking by his ex-girlfriend — a crime that qualifies for the special visa.
Sharma-Crawford filed an emergency complaint Friday in U.S. District Court in Kansas, but that failed to prevent Alegria-Zamora's deportation.
According to the complaint, Alegria-Zamora was terrorized by his ex-girlfriend, whose "dark obsession" with him became apparent when he began seeing a new woman, who would become the mother of his son.
The ex-girlfriend sent a photo of the new woman with a bull's-eye in the middle of her forehead; sent photos of dead children; and, after Alegria-Zamora's common-law wife became pregnant, the couple received a package containing a doll "drenched in red paint with a note that said, 'back off bitch, Serafin is mine,' " according to the complaint.
Alegria-Zamora has never seen his newborn son due to his detainment.
After his ex-girlfriend reported him, Alegria-Zamora was convicted of illegal re-entry into the U.S. and misuse of a social security number in Wichita.
"It is his only criminal history," Sharma-Crawford wrote.
Note: This story has been updated to reflect that the couple's child is a son. The original lawsuit mistakenly called the child a daughter.