Disabled NJ veteran’s husband faces deportation over old marijuana arrests

Mike Montone
December 14, 2018 - 11:35 am
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WESTAMPTON, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- The husband of a disabled Army veteran from New Jersey has been arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and now faces deportation over years old, simple marijuana charges.

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Dane Foster is a legal resident and green card holder who has four kids and is married to a veteran.

"We literally just dropped our daughter off at daycare. They came out of nowhere. They came down on us literally three cars deep and said they were going to take him," his wife Alexsa said.

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The charges were from the early 2000s and 2014, his lawyer said. He was never jailed, but was fined over the charges.

In a statement, ICE said the convictions could cost Foster his green card and result in deportation.

“ICE conducts targeted immigration enforcement actions in compliance with federal law. Dane Foster, a Jamaican national, is subject to removal from the U.S. based on his criminal history. He has been entered into immigration proceedings with the Executive Office for Immigration Review," ICE said.

Alexsa Foster spent 7 years in the Army, and said her husband's lawn maintenance business has been the main source of income for the couple and their young children.

"This is not really what I fought for and signed up for when I joined the military. It's not what I thought this country could be," she said.

Foster fractured her pelvis while serving and developed migraines and seixures as a result.

A church group says Dane Foster has been an active member and plays the drums at services every Sunday. The family has setup a GoFundMe to raise money for Foster's legal defense.