Mistaken identity almost leads to deportation of Houston father

HOUSTON — It's a story all to common these days: immigration officers and a case of mistaken identity.

Juan Francisco Rodriguez and his family were taken to the steps of the ICE building in north Houston Monday to check in after a case of mistaken identity.

"I was driving my truck I was about to go to work you know and these guys they just stop me for nothing. It was confuse man, they were looking for Marcus Arredondo and they got the wrong guy," Rodriguez said.

Anytime a family member is taken into custody, they could be deported.

"My kids need me," Rodriguez said. "I am the father and mother for these kids."

Thankfully for the Rodriguez family, Christmas came early in the form of a reprieve and he will remain with his kids for another year.