Crystal Lake resident Cesar Elizarraraz made WBBM-TV when opponents of his deportation back to Mexico demonstrated in Chicago.
The 41-year old has been on the ICE floor of the McHenry County Jail for twenty months, according to WBBM.
Coming as a child, he was convicted of retail theft and battery as a teen.
His wife, Kristin Glauner, avows he is a changed man since those convictions twenty-some years ago.
Prosecutorial discretion has been requested after a Court of Appeals denied his request to stay in the United States.